Everyone wants a piece of Conor McGregor in 2022. Just take a look
Conor McGregor is never short of options when it comes to his next fight.
The Irish superstar, who’s currently recovering from a broken leg, continues to get called out on what feels like a daily basis. Although McGregor hasn’t competed since his TKO doctor stoppage loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July, that hasn’t stopped him from verbally sparring with various fighters.
Although McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) certainly isn’t enjoying his best career run at the moment (he’s 1-3 since 2018), the former UFC two-division champion remains the sport’s biggest star and most lucrative draw.
McGregor is determined as ever to make a comeback and prove the doubters wrong after his gruesome injury, but who will he fight when he comes back? Well, “The Notorious” has plenty of willing opponents ready to meet him in 2022.
Check out the fighters who have recently called out McGregor below.
Max Holloway rematch?
McGregor and Max Holloway met early in their UFC tenures as featherweights in 2013, with McGregor winning a unanimous decision in just his second promotional appearance. The two can’t seem to stop talking about each other.
“Right now, I’m on a very short list for Conor McGregor – always – and you know, I’m the best boxer in the UFC. So, you know, in times like these, with these wild fights being made, you know, let you guys use your guys’ imagination. That’s all I’m going to say about it.”
Michael Chandler shoots his shot
Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has lost his past two fights, most recently a “Fight of the Year” candidate against Justin Gaethje that caught McGregor’s attention.
Settling the score with Rafael dos Anjos?
Rafael dos Anjos was supposed to defend the lightweight title against McGregor in March 2016 at UFC 196 but was forced to withdraw because of an injury, and the two never met after RDA lost the belt to Eddie Alvarez. Could this be the time to finally settle that score?
Unfinished business with Tony Ferguson?
When Tony Ferguson won the interim lightweight title in October 2017, the expectation was that he’d unify against McGregor, who was still the champ at the time. However, it never came to be after McGregor was stripped of the belt because of inactivity.
Boxing Jake Paul?
Jake Paul’s been talking about boxing McGregor for a huge payday since his professional debut in late 2020.
Highly unlikely, but Khamzat Chimaev??
If you’re one of the hottest names in the UFC right now, might as well throw your name in the hat to fight McGregor. And that’s exactly what Khamzat Chimaev recently did.