UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since he defeated Eddie Alvarez for the title at UFC 205.
When he finally does make his UFC return, the lightweight champions feels his opponent may be UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson.
“The Diaz trilogy is also there,” McGregor said to Entertainment.IE. “I can defend my belt against Nate. Maybe we can persuade one of these boxing opponents to step into the Octagon, or there’s also boxing bouts as well. So, there’s so many options. I feel to legitimize the belt — there’s an interim champion, I’m the unified champion — I feel that will be next. We are currently in contract negotiations, and we’ll see where it goes.”
Ferguson and McGregor did recently have a Grand Theft Auto inspired exchange through social media.
McGregor also admits that multiple people from multiple sports have been trying to get him involved in other fields of activity.
“I’ve got everyone clawing at me, trying to get at me, and that’s from multiple sports, multiple organizations, multiple everything,” McGregor said. “It’s been like that for a long, long time, I feel, so it’s just another day for me. I know there are many contenders in the UFC. There are many boxing contenders as well. What interests me is certainly a UFC bout, certainly a defense of my lightweight title. There is a fighter with the interim lightweight belt. I feel that will be next. We’ll see how negotiations go.”
Owen Roddy is McGregor’s coach and he has the same feelings as the champion because he recently stated that Ferguson is the most logical opponent.