1) McGregor is owed a shot at redemption
There’s no arguing that McGregor has done a whole lot for the UFC since making his debut back in 2013.
The 27-year-old has not only banked millions upon millions of dollars for the promotion as their biggest PPV ticket, but he’s brought attention to the European markets that were partially unearthed by the likes of Michael Bisping and Alexander Gustafsson. Not to mention he’s created an entirely new fan base of casual fight fans who love a quick-talking knockout artist.
At the end of the day, in light of his first defeat inside of the Octagon, “Mystic Mac” deserves a chance to redeem himself. He has earned the right to test his skills opposite Diaz one more time.
If he loses, then moving on will be the only option available. But if McGregor wins, well, he’ll be bigger than ever.