Conor McGregor is the biggest superstar in UFC. He brings a star power like no other and his presence is quite impressive. However, following the events of UFC 229, McGregor and Khabib both were handed bans. Now that their ban periods are over and Khabib is back in action this week, McGregor too is eyeing a return. However, much of what he wants to do will be determined after UFC 242.
Let us take a closer look as to why UFC 242 is such an important event for the UFC future of Conor McGregor.
UFC just dropped Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov as a free fight on YouTube. Willing to bet this breaks every UFC viewing record.
— UFCStats💭 (@TheUFCStats) September 2, 2019
Is it Going to Be McGregor vs Khabib After UFC 242?
McGregor vs Khabib is a rematch that people have been talking about for quite a long time – but while McGregor is trying his best to get this match confirmed, Khabib has constantly refused it. Khabib has said he doesn’t want to fight a man who keeps on losing. He challenged McGregor to pile up a few wins before challenging him again.
Nonetheless, a McGregor vs Khabib II is indeed going to happen sometime in the future and everyone from Dana White to the casual fans are confident about it.
The Khabib/McGregor fight already passed 1M views on YouTube but half of those are just MMABaller analyzing round 3.
— JustBleedMMA (@JustBleedMMA) September 2, 2019
Will It Be McGregor vs Holloway After UFC 242?
Another opponent whose name is being associated with Conor McGregor is Max Holloway. In recent statements, McGregor said he is willing to fight anyone, even naming Max Holloway. It will be interesting to see if we get a McGregor vs Holloway fight next. The two have fought once before, in 2013, in Featherweight division.