- Nate Diaz is favored to be the next fighter to go up against McGregor at +250 odds.
- Conor McGregor recently went on a Twitter rant calling out different fighters which could point to who his next opponent could be.
LAS VEGAS — The last time Conor McGregor stepped foot in the octagon was on January 18th when he defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Before facing Cerrone, McGregor was on a one and a half year absence following his loss to Khabib which ended in both fighters being suspended.
Now that McGregor has made his return, he is looking to take his shots at anyone willing to step up. McGregor’s next opponent has Nate Diaz written all over it as he is favored on online sportsbooks with +250 odds.
Conor McGregor went on an absolute tear on Twitter following UFC 249 as he called out numerous fighters. This prompted online sportsbooks to set odds for who will step up to the plate and face Connor McGregor.
The odds for the next fighter to take on McGregor is as follows:
McGregor's Next Opponent
- Nate Diaz +250
- Khabib Nurmagomedov +300
- Justin Gaethje
- Tony Ferguson +500
- Jorge Masvidal +600
- Dustin Poirier +650
On top of the McGregor opponent odds board is Nate Diaz with +250 odds. Both McGregor and Diaz have fought twice before splitting both fights.
McGregor took the first fight while Diaz was victorious the second.
Diaz stepped in on McGregor’s Twitter rant on the lightweight UFC division.
You gurls are on the same team
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 12, 2020
Back in 2019, McGregor added fuel to the fire between the two as he openly stated he was ready for a third fight. The possibility of this fight being next of McGregor’s calendar can be bet on with ease.
Next on the odds board is Khabib Nurmagomedov who has +300 odds of taking on McGregor.
The two have faced off once before where Khabib took the victory, but it was the dram that occurred after the fight was over that could potentially stop this rematch from happening. After the fight was over Khabib and McGregor got into separate scuffles with each other’s campaigns.
UFC President, Dana White recently chimed in on a potential rematch between the two powerhouse fighter saying that it would be the biggest fight in history.
This fight sits perfectly at second on the odds board as this rematch still would need to be looked at by UFC officials. Bettors who are looking to bet on the Khabib as the darkhorse fighter to take on McGregor could be in line for a sizeable payout.
Third on the odds board is Justin Gaethje who has +450 odds. Gaethje recently fought at UFC 249 where he defeated Tony Ferguson.
Shortly after the fight, McGregor went off on Gaethje on Twitter.
Justin, there is no danger in a man that hugs legs, we all know. Try and dance around what the real threat is here all you want.
I am going to fucking butcher you.
Your teeth. I’m going to put them on a fucking necklace.
Speak on my skills as a father?
You are fucking dead.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020
Surprisingly, this fight falls third on the odds board as McGregor openly called Gaethje out.
This would be a fight for the ages as both fighters have strong records while Gaethje has a 22-2 record and McGregor is at 22-4. Both fighters have 19 (T)KO’s in their career and could be looking to add one more against one another.
Those looking to bet on a longshot, this is the bet to make as it seems that McGregor is just waiting for Gaethje to respond.