After sweet revenge was achieved, a 13 second KO was presented by a mammoth, and a certain Cowboy demonstrated yet again his ruthless skill set, let’s take a closer look at what’s next for the winners of the UFC 202 main card.
Conor McGregor should fight: Jose Aldo
After watching the rematch, I think everyone can agree they want to see a trilogy fight. However, Everyone knows, including McGregor, that the fight with Aldo needs to happen again. If he doesn’t go back down, the word “champion” won’t be associated with ‘The Notorious’ any longer. With that said, I don’t think McGregor will mind taking on Jose again. In fact, I think he prefers that all day long over a bigger, lankier fighter in Diaz. Eventually, a trilogy fight will have to be in order.
Anthony Johnson should fight: Daniel Cormier
Kind of a no-brainer here. I believe Johnson deserved the title shot after his brutal mauling of Ryan Bader. I was worried about going into the fight with Glover that Johnson may lose out on another chance at the title. Obviously, he prevailed, and in 13 seconds. The only issue with ‘Rumble’ getting the title shot is the stalking return of Jon Jones lurking around the corner. However, I think the organization should make Jones sit out if he is eligible to fight soon, to let this rematch settle out.
Donald Cerrone should fight: Eddie Alvarez
Why not? Many people may argue that he isn’t deserving of a title shot. However, Cerrone’s last fight at lightweight was for the title and since then, he has been dominant in three spectacular welterweight performances. He also holds a win over the current champ in Alvarez, which makes this matchup all the more interesting.
Mike Perry should fight: Jake Ellenberger
If Ellenberger decides to return to action, Perry would be a formidable foe. It would only be his second fight under the UFC, however, the matchup is perfect. Two hard-hitting, powerful welterweights going to war…Sounds like a fun matchup me.
Tim Means should fight: Neil Magny
Tim Means is coming off of a nasty finish over replacement opponent in Homasi. Magny, on the other hand, was just on the other end of a brutal beatdown from Lorenz Larkin. This fight is perfect for both men. It gives Means a chance to move up the rankings and a chance for Magny to rebound from a rather unfortunate loss.
Who do you think the winners from UFC 202’s main card should fight? Let us know in the comments!