Conor McGregor wants to stay busy in 2020 but he’s not
calling out any fighter by name. After he beat Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC
246 in 40 seconds he just shouted that all the “mouthy fools” who had been
asking to fight him can get it. In an interview with MMAFighting, McGregor’s
manager Audie Attar, said that McGregor was keeping his options open when he
failed to call out anybody specifically with the entire world hanging on his
every word: “Listen, I think a lot of Conor’s brilliance is his authenticity. I
think that response was authentic Conor. It wasn’t a premeditated or planned
thing where he decided not to necessarily name anybody’s name but there are a
dozen or so options out for him that make sense. Depending on which one makes
the most sense depending on a number of different motivations, that’s who he’s
going to go with. I don’t think it’s planned or premeditated but I would agree,
it’s brilliant. Sometimes his authenticity is that brilliance.” McGregor could
fight at either featherweight or welterweight and the UFC would book the fight.
He isn’t going to fight Jorge Masvidal since he has a welterweight title fight
in his future. So he could fight Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier or the winner of
the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
McGregor could also work on outside ventures such as his whisky brand or his
clothing company but he wants to fight at least three times in 2020.