Fans all around the world were kept at the edge of their seats as they watched Conor McGregor make UFC history by knocking out former Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205’s headline event. Now, McGregor is the first UFC fighter to hold on to two belts. But the question is, does he want to go down in history as the greatest UFC fighter ever?
There is no doubt that McGregor pulled off a stunning win at UFC 205. However, we at Evolve Daily believe that in order for him to be the greatest UFC fighter in history, then he has to do the following:
1) Defend his title(s)
As Conor McGregor did not defend his Featherweight title for almost a year, we feel that he should put the title on the line and take on more challengers – if he wants to be the greatest UFC fighter of all time. After all, he now has the opportunity to take on even more opponents, since he is holding on to two belts.
By accepting more challenges and facing other opponents in the cage, McGregor would then have the chance to put his skills to the ultimate test and see where he stands. Also, he would then be able to prove to the world that he really has what it takes to be the best.
2) Fight Khabib Nurmagadov and Jose Aldo
After dominating in his fight against Michael Johnson in UFC 205, the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov made it known that he wants to fight McGregor.
“I talked about it [with Dana White]. I’m waiting for my agreement. Maybe Brooklyn on Feb 11 for UFC 209. (UFC 210) in Las Vegas. Anywhere. It doesn’t matter. Russia. Ireland. I can fight with him anywhere,” shares Nurmagomedov.
Besides Nurmagomedov, we feel that former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo is another opponent McGregor should fight, if he decides to continue his two-division reign. In the event that McGregor decides to take on these opponents and successfully finish them both, he would then be the greatest UFC fighter in history.
3) Accept Tyron Woodley’s offer to fight for the Welterweight title
According to Mirror, UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley has offered McGregor the chance to fight for a third UFC title.
“If [McGregor] wants to fight we can sign it now,” says Woodley in an interview. “I just don’t think it’s a good idea for him. He’s a guy who fought at 145lb. I haven’t weighed 145lb since my sophomore year in high school.”
Although McGregor has yet to accept Woodley’s offer, we believe that he should do so – and fight for the Welterweight title, if he truly wants to be the greatest UFC fighter in history. In the event that he finishes Woodley, he would hold titles across three divisions and this would speak volumes about his skills.
We believe that if McGregor does these three things, he would then go down in UFC history as the greatest UFC fighter. So tell us, do you think he has what it takes to be the greatest?