Who will Conor McGregor fight next? Jorge Masvidal, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Nate Diaz all in the fold

Who will Conor McGregor fight next? Jorge Masvidal, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Nate Diaz all in the fold

It looks like we’ll continue to see McGregor at 170 pounds…

British bookmakers have tried their hand at predicting who will be named Conor McGregor’s next opponent – and it looks certain to be Jorge Masvidal.

The Welterweight contender (and BMF champion) is the 1/8 clear favourite to be next in line for the Irishmen, following his 40 second win over Donald Cerrone.

In layman’s terms, that means bookies think there’s an 89% implied chance that McGregor and Masvidal square off inside the octagon next.

The price is short due to attention from punters, with 41% of all the early money on McGregor’s next opponent all backing Gamebred.

Elsewhere, it’s a rematch with unbeaten Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov which is the second most likely scenario for McGregor, with Nurmagomedov priced at 5/1.

All eyes will be on the Russian and dance partner Tony Ferguson, who are set to fight in April, with Ferguson the third favourite at 8/1.

With the three potential fights mentioned all in the welterweight division, a move back down to lightweight and a fight with Justin Gaethje is 10/1.

The completion of the Nate Diaz trilogy comes next in the market at 11/1, with unfinished business between the California native and the Irishman.

A potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather rounds off the possibilities of McGregor’s next fight, with arguably the greatest ever boxer 80/1 to fight the Notorious One next.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “There had been two general elections since McGregor’s last win in the octagon before Saturday night, but the Irishman returned in mercurial fashion.

“It’s not a title fight, but a clash between two fan favourites (Masvidal and McGregor) whets the appetite for a number of huge fights in 2020.

“Will we see McGregor win a belt in a mind-boggling third weight class?”

Conor McGregor's next fight:
Jorge Masvidal - 1/8
Khabib Nurmagomedov - 5/1
Tony Ferguson - 8/1
Justin Gaethje - 10/1
Nate Diaz - 11/1
Kamaru Usman - 14/1
Floyd Mayweather - 80/1