Monday, August 3, 2020

Will Conor McGregor Fight Robbie Lawler If He Beats Nate Diaz?

Conor McGregor (19-2) will be making his Welterweight debut on Saturday against Nate Diaz (18-10) at UFC 196 in Las Vegas. Diaz will come into the fight as the taller and lengthier fighter (six-feet tall, 76-inch reach). While this is McGregor’s first ever fight at 170 pounds, Diaz has been fighting at both 155 and 170 pounds throughout his MMA career.

The Stockton product is 2-2 at Welterweight in the UFC. The Irishman made an unprecedented move by moving up two whole weight classes and will be fighting a much taller and presumably bigger fighter when competes against Nate Diaz. If McGregor wins on Saturday night, will he fight Robbie Lawler for the Welterweight title afterwards?

UFC welterweight Matt Brown believes so. He recently said on the Last Great MMA Debate podcast that he is the money man.

“If Conor beats Nate, there’s no reason he shouldn’t be able to fight for whatever title he wants. He’s the money man.”

It would be tough for the UFC to deny McGregor a shot at the welterweight title with the amount of attention and revenue he brings to the promotion.

On a fighting standpoint too, Rafael Dos Anjos is out with a broken foot and Frankie Edgar has a torn groin. There is still no date yet as to when those two would be available to compete. So if McGregor has to pause from both featherweight and lightweight, the welterweight title fight makes sense next. Conor McGregor’s coach even said that he would like to see “Mystic Mac” go up to fight for the 170 pound title.

But first things first, McGregor has a tough task ahead of him in Nate Diaz before he considers a shot at the 170 pound belt.

Trending Articles

Dana White Won’t Entertain Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao Rumors

UFC president Dana White isn't interested in entertaining the rumors of Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao. The fighting future...

UFC Welterweight Mike Perry Issues Apology Following Restaurant Incident

Mike Perry has issued a statement following his incident at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. Perry came under fire...

Mike Tyson Responds To George Foreman’s Concern Over Roy Jones Jr. Bout

Mike Tyson has responded to the concerns of fellow boxing legend George Foreman. Tyson is scheduled to take on...

WATCH: Joe George Crushes Marcos Escudero With An Uppercut

Joe George made a statement against Marcos Escudero. George and Escudero did battle inside the boxing ring in a...

Dana White Comments on Major League Baseball’s COVID-19 Troubles

Dana White caught a lot of heat when he decided to move forward during the pandemic but when looking at the precautions...

Latest MMA News

Conor McGregor Explains How Being Hesitant On Kick Impacted First Fight With Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor has taken some time to reflect on his March 2016 loss to Nate Diaz. McGregor first fought...

Kevin Lee Says He’d Help GSP Train For Khabib Nurmagomedov

Kevin Lee is willing to assist Georges St-Pierre in preparation for Khabib Nurmagomedov. It's no secret that St-Pierre and...

Mike Tyson Responds To George Foreman’s Concern Over Roy Jones Jr. Bout

Mike Tyson has responded to the concerns of fellow boxing legend George Foreman. Tyson is scheduled to take on...

Dana White Thinks Edmen Shahbazyan Gassed Early Against Derek Brunson

UFC president Dana White believes Edmen Shahbazyan ran out of steam by round two against Derek Brunson. Shahbazyan had...

Khamzat Chimaev Thinks Donald Cerrone Bout Would Be An ‘Easy Win’

UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev thinks he'd easily defeat Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Chimaev has quickly become a force to be...

Tyron Woodley Says Colby Covington Bout Is Nearly Finalized: ‘This Is The Biggest Fight Of My Career’

Tyron Woodley says he and Colby Covington will share the Octagon together very soon. Woodley and Covington have had...

UFC Welterweight Mike Perry Issues Apology Following Restaurant Incident

Mike Perry has issued a statement following his incident at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. Perry came under fire...

Joanne Calderwood Releases Statement After Loss & Fainting Backstage

Joanne Calderwood's plan did not come to fruition on Saturday night. Calderwood, who already had a title shot, risked...

Jennifer Maia Will Receive Next Title Shot According To Dana White

Jennifer Maia's next fight will be for UFC gold, Dana White announced after UFC Vegas 5. In the co-main...

UFC on ESPN+ 31 Promotional Guidelines Payouts: Derek Brunson Tops The List

The UFC on ESPN+ 31 promotional guidelines payouts are in. On Aug. 1, UFC on ESPN+ 31 took place...

WATCH: Joe George Crushes Marcos Escudero With An Uppercut

Joe George made a statement against Marcos Escudero. George and Escudero did battle inside the boxing ring in a...

Derek Brunson Says He Doesn’t Get Enough Respect Following UFC on ESPN+ 31 Win

Derek Brunson doesn't believe he's getting enough respect in the middleweight division. Brunson took on the previously unbeaten Edmen...