It’s been a few days now since Conor McGregor defeated Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26, and although he didn’t score a stoppage win, the MMA world is still buzzing about what the future holds for the rising star. After all, even if you’re in the camp who points out McGregor has yet to fight a top ten featherweight, it’s hard to argue that the 25 year-old’s striking arsenal isn’t ridiculously entertaining to watch.
Of course, after the UD win, McGregor cited a knee injury he incurred during the August 17th bout as a reason why he was unable to finish Holloway. In the latest edition of “UFC Tonight”, however, it was relayed that the fighter likely suffered a minor sprain of his LCL and surgery probably isn’t required. The Irish fighter is reportedly going to have an MRI done this week just to be certain. So, that’s great news for McGregor and his overflowing bandwagon.
Apparently McGregor’s hoping to fight at UFC 168 on December 28th, which will go down in Las Vegas and will feature Weidman-Silva II in the main event.
In addition, the report passed on that McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh, is apparently interested in seeing “Notorious” battle Diego Brandao next. The TUF 14 winner also fought at UFC FN 26 and earned a decision win over Daniel Pineda to record his third straight win. According to a follow up report from MMA Fighting.com, Brandao’s coach Greg Jackson says the fighter did not break his hand during the fight as initially feared.
So, McGregor-Brandao? Sounds like a pretty good plan no?
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