Even though Conor McGregor lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, he's still one of the most highly coveted fighters in the UFC promotion. When he fights, people tend to pay to watch.
However, after losing for the first time in 15 fights, would his "brand" diminish? Apparently not. Dana White just announced that despite the loss, Conor McGregor would officially be fighting at UFC 200.
Check out this video of the confirmed announcement:
Dana subtly revealed quite a bit in this interview.
"You can't make people fight. In this business, it has to burn. It has to be a desire inside you to fight. Conor McGregor's a perfect example. This guy's going to turn around and fight at 200 again. You have to have that burning desire to fight. If you do not have it, you absolutely should not fight!"
McGregor revealed after his bout that he wanted to get back to the featherweight division to defend his championship belt.
The most likely options for Conor to fight
Jose Aldo or Frankie Edgar are the two likely potential opponents for McGregor. Aldo lost to McGregor at UFC 194 in just 13 seconds, but Edgar was promised a title shot after he knocked Chad Mendes out at the TUF 22 finale back in December.
Are you ready for the conversations to start back up again of "I hate Conor! He's going to lose!" and "I love Conor! He's going to kick ass!"?
So am I.
What do you think?
Is Conor McGregor going to win at UFC 200?