Holloway was only 21 when he lost to McGregor. He’s undefeated since then and although McGregor spent half the fight on one leg, it was his only win that went the distance. I agree with Justin, they’re his top 3 options in that order but I’d put a lot of weight Kavanagh’s words. I think he’ll go round once more at 145 with Frankie to take down all comers in the division, but he’s a natural lightweight and there’s money to be made against Cowboy, Pettis and dos Anjos.
He was spruiking a return to Dublin in his post fight on Fox yesterday. But I agree, his rhetoric has cooled from almost forcing Dana’s hand to let him fight at home to understanding he’s better off fighting where the numbers are.
If the Holm/Rousey rumours eventuate for UFC 200, a card that also included McGregor/??? at the new MGM-AEG Arena would be gigantean. But I don’t know that White would see the sense in packing his two cash cows into the one event when they’re both capable of pulling massive numbers on their own.
I think he's got 1 fight left in him at 145. Frankie in front of 80,000 at Croke Park would be a mouthwatering prospect.
A rematch with Jose would be huge but I don't know that he'd bother before going up to lightweight. He's proved his point with Aldo and Edgar is really the last legitimate fighter left standing in the division. That said, the green stuff does talk and McGregor/Aldo take 2 just screams 'record-breaker'