During the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ran a promo for the upcoming UFC 244 event on Nov. 2, 2019 in New York City which will feature a welterweight fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz.
Longtime MMA reporter, Ariel Helwani, took to social media to promote the video, which was met by an interesting and subliminal comment from none other than Conor McGregor’s head coach, Jon Kavanagh.
Sure, we can all chalk it off as just a tease. But, why would Kavanagh, who lives all the way in Ireland, attend UFC 244 unless he has some his other fighters there?
For as great fight as Diaz vs Masvidal is, it’s not exactly a can’t miss world title fight like say, Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic.
McGregor, however, does have a history with New York, as he became the promotion’s double champion there by knocking out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
He also had a forgettable scene in Brooklyn after his bus rampage.
Furthermore, Conor is a headlining act, so having him take part in the co-main event might not make a whole lot of sense. Then again, since he wasn’t won an MMA fight in three years, perhaps putting him as the co-headliner is a good place to start over again.
As for who his opponent could be, perhaps the winner of Saturday’s fight between Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje makes sense.