Conor McGregor aka “The Notorious” is the biggest star in the world of MMA. The Irishman rose through the ranks in the UFC after defeating Jose Aldo in 15 seconds of the first round to win the UFC Featherweight championship. Since that fight, Conor McGregor has been a force to reckon with in the UFC.
Moreover, The Notorious has created his legacy by defeating some of the best fighters in the UFC. He was also the first UFC fighter in history to win titles in two divisions simultaneously. According to Forbes, The Irishman is also the world’s highest-paid athlete in the world. As a result, Conor McGregor has built an unprecedented legacy in the sport of MMA.
However, his defeat against Dustin Poirier has raised certain question marks over his legacy. Ahead of the trilogy UFC president Dana White commented in an interview ” I don’t know man. Whether the pressure is there for Conor or not just depends on what Conor wants to do after this fight win, lose or draw. I don’t know the answer to that question. Only Conor does you know. Does Conor want to become the number one contender again? Does he want to win that title or is he looking at you know this is my last run and then I retire? I don’t know what he’s thinking and what he’s doing in his head. But obviously, if you look at this thing if he does want to make another title run. Then this is a very important fight and to get the best of the trilogy. It’s important for his legacy.
What’s next for Conor McGregor after UFC 264?
Right now The Notorious’ main focus will be on training for the fight against “The Diamond”. He will be looking for payback after his shocking knockout loss against Dustin Poirier. However, it will be interesting to know what’s in store for Conor McGregor after his fight against Dustin Poirier.
The Irishman has expressed his interest in facing Charles Oliveira for the lightweight belt after he defeats The Diamond at UFC 264. But if he loses his fight against Dustin Poirier there will be serious question marks regarding his future in UFC. Whether he will continue competing in the UFC or will he retire or will he move on to boxing.
Therefore the entire world will have their eyes hooked on UFC 264 as everyone will be excited to find out who comes on top in this epic trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.