8. Tyron Woodley
As we mentioned, McGregor has been exploring the possibility of taking on a third UFC title by way of the welterweight division, a weight class that is currently ran by the powerful Tyron Woodley.
McGregor and Woodley have had their share of issues as of late, as the two shared a rather interesting stare-down with one another during the official weigh-ins for UFC 205 this past weekend. This was followed by a Twitter war between the two champions, in which McGregor repeatedly called ‘The Chosen One’ a ‘bi*ch’.
Finally, during the un-official weigh-ins McGregor had a few choice words for Woodley backstage, as video footage captured the Irishman yelling obscenities at Woodley from across the room. After their respective bouts in Madison Square Garden, in which both men carried gold on their way out of MSG, Woodley stated that he was open to throwing down with ‘The Notorious One’ next.
Woodley would certainly be an extremely difficult stylistic match-up for the dual-weight champ, as his explosive wrestling ability and thunderous striking power could spell doom for the SBG product. On the other hand Woodley should be weary of McGregor’s left hand, which has been proved to be too much for even the best of fighters to be able to handle.
If McGregor does decide to go the welterweight route, he would attempt to be the first man in promotion history to hold three titles in different weight classes throughout his UFC tenure.