Former two-division champion, Conor McGregor, had a return to form at UFC 246—stopping Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a swift 40-seconds. Now, the big question surrounding the Irish icon is naturally, who will he face next?
Online gambling site SportsBetting.ag has released betting odds for McGregor’s next opponent, including rematches with Floyd Mayweather or Khabib Nurmagomedov, and new territory against Jorge Masvidal or Justin Gaethje. The site also offers up prop bets on how many times the ‘Notorious’ competes in 2020, and whether or not Conor will hold a UFC title by the end of the calendar year.
The oddsmakers have pegged Masvidal as the most likely candidate to face McGregor next. The “Jorge Masvidal” prop option can be acquired at a favored moneyline of -200. With Khabib being scheduled (again) to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April, the current UFC lightweight champion is still the number-two option. The prop on the ‘Eagle’ is sitting at a +300 underdog. Following that is ‘Justin Gaethje’ at +600 and then ‘Kamaru Usman’ at +900. Three of the seven names mentioned own massive underdog odds of +1000 or greater. A trilogy bout with Nate Diaz can be had for +1000. A probable boxing rematch with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather has been set at +1200. According to the bookies, the least likely next opponent for McGregor is Tony Ferguson, and that prop line holds a value of +1400.
**Complete future odds listed below
McGregor’s next UFC opponent:
Jorge Masvidal -200
Khabib Nurmagomedov +300
Justin Gaethje +600
Kamaru Usman +900
Nate Diaz +1000
Floyd Mayweather +1200
Tony Ferguson +1400
Will McGregor and Nurmagomedov fight in 2020?
Will McGregor and Mayweather fight in 2020?
Total fights (MMA/boxing) McGregor has in 2020 (not including Cerrone fight)
Will McGregor hold a UFC title belt at end of 2020?