A new rumor has emerged that a Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez title fight is in the works for the first ever UFC card in New York this November.
According to the report, McGregor has even turned down a movie role in anticipation of the fight. While still in the negotiation phase, McGregor is interested - as long as it doesn't mean vacating the featherweight title.
According to the report, McGregor would fight Alvarez (who is the current lightweight champion) and then defend his featherweight title early next year.
If this fight were to come to fruition, it could once again set McGregor up on the trajectory to become the first ever UFC fighter to hold a belt in two weight classes simultaneously.
That was his goal when he was originally booked to fight then lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos. Unfortunately Dos Anjos injured his foot less than two weeks out from the fight, Nate Diaz stepped in on late notice, and the rest is history.
The UFC has not commented on the potential matchup yet.