3 Fights that will transcend Conor Mcgregor's brand even further
On October the 6th, two giants of the MMA world will collide as the unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmegomedov takes on "The Notorious" Conor Mcgregor as the Irishman returns after a two-year absence. It is marketed as, and most probably is, the biggest fight in MMA history.
The two represent two extremes of the discipline which makes it any ones fight. Khabib's sambo is unmatched throughout out MMA, and the Dubliner has the tendency to pull-off the extraordinary with his precise striking. Who will come out on top when the two face off at the T-Mobile Arena is anyone's guess and only time will tell.
No one on the UFC's roster can match the Irishman when it comes to antics and creating hype. It may seem that Mcgregor has already had his biggest payout from the MAYMAC fiasco. However, there are still some enticing match-ups there for the taking and the Notorious one is a very competent businessman surrounded by a good team while his stock rises continuously.
Here we take a look at how MMA's grandest Superstar could further expand his brand/image and perhaps his bank account after his scheduled fight with the Dagestani.
#1 Georges St-Pierre at WrestleMania
Before you completely rule out this crazy suggestion, hear me out. YouTube just witnessed its biggest stars take on one another, KSI vs Logan Paul garnered an interest few thought was possible. I mean, these were two guys who made home videos and had no boxing knowledge whatsoever, still, the world tuned in despite it being monetized, its the world we live in, sports is commercialized until it can't be anymore. The UFC can bank on this by coming together with the WWE. WrestleMania which has become an institution when it comes to wrestling entertainment & it could serve as the pedestal for this clash of titans.
Executive Vice-president of Talent Triple H has spoken about his fondness for the UFC & Mcgregor. In GSP, Conor would be facing his biggest challenge not only inside the Octagon but also in terms of international popularity.
The Quebec native is hailed as one of the greatest fighters if not the best, that combined with what he brings in commercially, almost guarantees Mcgregor his biggest payout in MMA till date. GSP has expressed his desire to compete at lightweight, and an orthodox UFC fight could be set up within the WrestleMania phenomena. It is a win-win situation for both sides and there shouldn't be any reason to not bring this contest to fruition.