By stopping Alvarez in the second round at Madison Square Garden, McGregor became the first-ever two-weight world champion in the history of UFC, and the world is waiting with baited breath to find out who he’ll be stepping into the Octagon next.
However, as we all sit patiently awaiting the announcement, Alvarez seems to think he might have an inside line on what we can expect from ‘The Notorious’ and the fight-makers within UFC.
Speaking on the latest edition of the Chael Sonnen podcast this week, the 32-year-old American said: “Tony Ferguson is not a pay-per-view draw, nobody cares about that.
“I don’t know how many people care about Khabib.
“People would only really care if he fought for a third title. That would be fun. A lot of people would tune in for that if he fought for the 170lbs belt.
“And what it does is he gives up his 145lbs title, he still has the 155lbs one because he doesn’t have to defend that immediately.
“And he gets the chance to make more history and not really have to fight anyone in the division to build his way through it.
“But I don’t know if the UFC will allow him to do that.”
Would the UFC allow McGregor to go up another weight division and attempt to take that entire class down too?
Would that be a good thing for MMA? And what do you make of Alvarez’s comments?