Conor McGregor suffered a knockout loss at the hands of Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 last month, giving him his second loss in last three fights in MMA.
Fortunately for “Notorious,” he will have the opportunity to make things right nd break the tie currently at one win a piece, sooner, rather than later.
That’s because Dana White has stated he intends to book a trilogy fight between the two stud Lightweights in May.
For boxing champion Tyson Fury, a big admirer of McGregor’s, turning right around and running it back is the best thing possible for the fiery Irishman because now he is focused and hungry again.
“Most definitely, yes,” Fury said, speaking to ESPN. “He’s been in the ring now, he’s been active. He’s had that training camp, he’s going to have another training camp. Bit more activity. I think he’ll get focused and do what he’s got to do in the rematch.
“When it’s a make or break fight, which this one will be — this’ll be the icing on the cake — if he loses this one, then where does he go from there. but if he wins it, he’s back up there. I think he thrives under pressure like that and providing does a good training camp and gets to the ring injury free, he should do okay.”
Should Khabib Nurmagomedov not return to MMA after all, there is a big possibility that the trilogy fight could be a title fight, putting the winner at the top of the 155 pound mountain.
A loss for McGregor, however, could forced him to shift over to boxing full time as one former boxing champion suggested.