Without wanting to be overly optimistic, it looks like the clouds are parting and the sun is beginning to shine through for MMA fans, with the UFC’s planned triple-header in Florida seemingly looking good to go.
We have three events in the space of eight days in Jacksonville, with three big main events confirmed, one blockbuster card for UFC 249 on May 9 and two Fight Night cards starting to come together for the following Wednesday and Saturday.
But while the main event of UFC 249 focuses on the UFC’s lightweight title picture, we take a look at what might be next for the biggest name in the 155-pound division. Conor McGregor is under lockdown in Dublin, Ireland, and looking like the odd man out in the lightweight division right now.
With Justin Gaethje taking on Tony Ferguson for the interim title, and the chance to move on to face Khabib Nurmagomedov next, where does it all leave Conor? We offer our takes on who we think he should face next as he looks to get his “2020 season” back on the road again. Unsurprisingly, “The Notorious” should find himself with a few options.
We also round up all family business with the UFC’s triple-header and look at ONE Championship’s decision to scrap their entire May schedule.
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