Although all signs point to Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II as the next fight for UFC’s reigning 145-pound champion, “The Notorious” one’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, likes the idea of McGregor battling New Jersey’s favorite son in the first ever UFC event at Madison Square Garden.
McGregor’s striking coach told SkySports.com the following about a potential McGregor vs. Frankie Edgar fight for UFC’s debut event at the world’s most famous arena:
“That would be amazing, realistically that would be huge for the first New York show. Madison Square Garden would be fantastic.
“[McGregor and Edgar could fight] at featherweight or even at lightweight—Frankie spends a lot of time there, and he was the lightweight champion. But if Conor is on the card, it would be huge anywhere.”
As noted, the next fight for McGregor is expected to be announced this week, and is believed to be a welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 9, 2016.