Conor McGregor's Most Likely Next Opponent

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor moments after defeating Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC 246 | Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Conor McGregor wasted no time announcing his comeback to the UFC, disposing of Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in Las Vegas on Saturday night with a thunderous TKO.

There's no doubting that the dismantling caught the attention of fellow fighters, and now MMA fans are left debating who will be next to square off against McGregor inside the octagon.

Who is Conor McGregor Fighting Next?

Khabib Nurmagomedov 

The beef between Conor and Khabib is apparent, as the two polarizing fighters engaged in perhaps the most spirited promotion to a fight in the history of the UFC.

Nurmagomedov's submission of McGregor in October of 2018 subsequently saw the Irishman take a multi-year hiatus -- one filled with controversy. Conor has since been insistent on a rematch with Khabib. Will it happen?

Justin Gaethje

UFC aficionados have been clamoring for a McGregor-Gaethje bout for a while now, and it could be a fixture that determines the contender for the lightweight title. After all, Khabib and Tony Ferguson are slated to slug it out at UFC 249 in April.

Keep in mind that there is no love lost between Conor and Gaethje, as the latter called out the former for fighting Cerrone at UFC 246.

Floyd Mayweather

What sane human would ever think about dabbling in a rematch with one of the most gifted boxers of all time, especially after being thoroughly out-classed? McGregor, that's who.

Mayweather teased a boxing rematch between the two superstars immediately following Conor's W on Saturday night. Who knows what it all means, but we are absolutely here for the mouthwatering narrative.

Nate Diaz

While most of the world was in sheer awe of McGregor's TKO of Cerrone, Nate Diaz couldn't have been less impressed.

Shortly after the fight, Diaz took to Twitter in typical Diaz fashion by taking countless jabs at Conor for scheduling to fight Cowboy. Could round three be in the works?

Jorge Masvidal

Masvidal earned superstar status for the year he put together in 2019. He managed knockouts of Ben Askren and Darren Till, and topped it off by thrashing Nate Diaz to become the BMF champion.

Both fighters have even acknowledged their willingness to slug it out against one another. If Dana White wants box office, a Masvidal-McGregor showdown would be as good as it gets.