After a long leave of absence and a slew of legal cases, “The Notorious” is back.
After a flurry of callouts on social media from fighters ranging from Paul Felder to Justin Gaethje, it appears that UFC matchmakers were comfortable with setting up Conor’s return fight against “Cowboy” Cerrone who is on a two-fight losing streak.
Even Jorge Masvidal, arguably the UFC’s biggest name at the moment, wanted a shot at McGregor. “I want McGregor, man,” he said in an interview on The Dan Le Batard Show. “I want to break his face. I think that’s an easy paycheck. He’s got these cash symbols written all over his face for me. I just don’t see it going his way at all, if I’m honest with you.”