From the outset, it is anticipating that Conor McGregor would be the next challenger to the UFC World Lightweight Championship if he beats Donald Cerrone. Now that he has done it, anyone would expect that to be his new goal.
However, after the fight, as collected by BJ Penn.com, the Irish made these statements:
“Everything is fine, the title will be there. Now I am not thinking so much about Khabib vs. Tony but about my next date to fight. I will take a look at the calendar. Khabib I don’t care. I will face whoever comes. It is unavoidable. Donald and I have been coming and going since 2015. I’m in no hurry for anything. I just want to keep fit, focused and take it as it comes.”
The Irishman surprises by saying that right now he doesn’t want, at least not especially, a rematch with the Russian. But we must clarify that it does not mean that they will not face each other in 2020. Because it could happen. But it seems that “The Notorious” also thinks of other fights. Now we will see what is next.