Conor McGregor, in his estimation at least, is one clattering left hand away from creating history come UFC 205. Not only is the ultra-stacked card expected to blow away all UFC PPV records till date, but the fact that it is the promotion’s first ever venture into New York only adds to the spectacle come November 12th.
Set in the modern day Coloseum of combat sports that is Madison Square Garden, winning the Lightweight Title against Eddie Alvarez in the feature headlining bout would cap off an unprecedented year for McGregor, where he has consolidated his standing as the biggest superstar in the UFC during Ronda Rousey’s hiatus.
And 2017 promises to be no different for the Irishman, who has garnered a reputation of aiming high and eclipsing his targets with an unique blend of panache in the Octagon and brashness outside of it.
In a recent interview that he did, McGregor alluded to the fact that the MMA world will be taken by storm when he reveals what his future holds after UFC 205. Although we assume that he is taking a victory against a very game UFC Lightweight Champion for granted, we couldn’t help but have our curiosity piqued.
On that note, here are 5 possible opponents for Conor McGregor in 2017.