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O’Malley Names Possible Opponents for McGregor's Return to Octagon

The no.2 ranked UFC Bantamweight, ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley has named a few fighters that will certainly suit Conor McGregor on his possible return to the octagon in 2023.

The former two-division champ, Conor McGregor has been recovering from a leg injury that he suffered during his scramble with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021. It was an even contest at the end of the first round before the ring doctor called a stoppage to the contest considering the gravity of the situation.

Now, the ‘Notorious’ is back on track and is nearing an appearance in the octagon over a year.

While McGregor is busy completing his rehab, the Bantamweight title contender O’Malley has picked out the fighters that will match the requirements of the Dublin-born McGregor for his highly anticipated comeback.

“The biggest fight, as far as pay-per-view sales I’d say Nick Diaz, would be the biggest,” O’Malley said in an interview with Helen Yee.

O’Malley believes there are other fighters who could be put against McGregor but those names will tilt the favour away from the Notorious.

“Realistically, maybe Jorge [Masvidal], Michael Chandler… no easy fights though,” O’Malley said.

Diaz and McGregor have had a history between them as the two went back and forth with each other during UFC 196, McGregor’s first fight with Nick’s brother, Nate Diaz.

‘Sugar’, Sean O’Malley feels the fight could be a massive hit only if the duo come on the same page.


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