Conor McGregor has expressed his excitement for the big battle at UFC 256. “The Notorious One” indicates that he could fight Tony Ferguson or Charles Oliveira later on. MMA megastar Conor McGregor has taken to his official social networking account and voiced his enthusiasm for Tony Ferguson’s struggle with Charles Oliveira in UFC 256.
Following the UFC confirmation that Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira will take place in UFC 256,
Conor McGregor took to Twitter and responded to the statement.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 24, 2020
— UFC (@ufc) November 24, 2020
In turn, has established the MMA community abuzz, with many indicating that McGregor could be seeking to fight Ferguson and/or Oliveira in the near future. In terms of Conor McGregor himself, the UFC officially announced that he’d be returning to face old rival Dustin Poirier in a lightweight bout at UFC 257 on January 23rd, 2021.
McGregor defeated Poirier via first-round TKO in their first encounter that transpired back in September 2014. The rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier has been hailed by many as among the most important clashes that the UFC could put forth now. The fight is already anticipated to be one of 2021’s biggest box office successes in the battle sports business.
Should Conor McGregor manage to replicate his victory from their first fight and beat Poirier in the rematch, he would edge one step nearer towards regaining the UFC lightweight title he once held.
I will face Tony Ferguson or Charles Oliveira in the future: Conor McGregor
Former UFC featherweight and lightweight winner Conor McGregor, and former interim UFC lightweight titleholder Tony Ferguson, have been at loggerheads with each other for many years.
Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson have time and again asserted that they’d like to fight each other, but the matchup is to come to fruition. Nevertheless, the existing UFC lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov is from this film for now.
Considering that, it is entirely possible that McGregor and Ferguson could wind up fighting for the interim title. Alternatively, they can fight for the vacant UFC lightweight title, if Nurmagomedov vacates it. Nonetheless, in order to combat McGregor, Tony Ferguson would need to get past Charles Oliveira at UFC 256.
Ferguson had his 12-fight winning streak snapped with a TKO loss to Justin Gaethje in May, whereas Oliveira is currently on a 7-fight winning streak. Oliveira last competed in March, securing a submission victory over Kevin Lee.
Both Ferguson and Oliveira are regarded as intriguing stylistic matchups for Conor McGregor. On the 1 hand, Ferguson is considered to be a threat to McGregor around the floor, while also holding his own at the striking department.
On the flip side, a matchup with Oliveira would visit McGregor have a massive advantage in the department. However, Oliveira would present a threat from the grappling realm.