Vacating featherweight and moving up
Does anybody wonder if McGregor could even make featherweight again without IV rehydration? There’s also the thought that fighting twice in a row at 170 pounds could seriously impact the Irish boxer’s ability to cut down 25 pounds to the featherweight limit. If there’s an immediate title shot at lightweight in the form of his original UFC 196 booking of Rafael dos Anjos, then why would McGregor punish his body again like he used to?
There’s also the chance that he may become embroiled in a rivalry of some sort outside the 145-pound rankings, and the cash signs will be flashing in the UFC brass’ face once again.