After a disappointing return to the UFC where Conor McGregor was knocked out by Dustin Poirier in the second round, the Irishman has shown no signs of giving up his ambitions of reclaiming the UFC Lightweight championship.
It is now looking more and more likely that McGregor’s next fight will be a rematch with Poirier as they complete a trilogy of bouts and a win for “The Notorious” would but him in position for a title fight towards the end of the year. Sadly, it does seem we won't see the Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch, with the Russain unlikely to come back and fight the man he so deeply despises.
However, a loss in the rematch to Poirier could result in retirement for the former two-weight champion or even a move up to welterweight to compete a trilogy with Nate Diaz, which certainly makes more sense.
McGregor is 6/5 to become UFC Lightweight Champion by 2022, and whilst the odds are short, he's going to need one more bout before talks of a title, especially with the addition of Michael Chandler to the roster.