7) Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II
Like it or love it, Conor McGregor leaving the UFC featherweight behind is one of the more selfish acts we’ve seen in recent MMA memory.
Unfortunately for worthy 145-pound contenders like Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, and Max Holloway, the promotion is backing McGregor’s endeavors to the bitter end. As if his recent welterweight loss to Nate Diaz via second-round submission at UFC 196 wasn’t enough, the Irishman is scheduled yet again to fight the Stockton brawler this July at UFC 200.
It’s a blatant money-hungry booking by the UFC and one that pits Aldo vs. Edgar for the interim featherweight title on the same not that the true champion is fighting outside of the division.