Conor McGregor
McGregor at the premiere of his documentary film Getty


  • McGregor does not have a confirmed next opponent.
  • The Irishman could either return to the octagon or continue boxing.

Conor McGregor has no shortage of options for his next potential fight as he debates on which sport to continue in next.

The UFC lightweight champion put his MMA career on hold to enter the boxing world back in August as he took on Floyd Mayweather in the much-talked-about "Money Fight".

McGregor went on to lose the bout as referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight in the 10th round. However, the Irishman would make a cool $100m (£75m) from the contest as he later refused to rule out another boxing match in the future.

Expected to return to the octagon and unify the lightweight belts against interim champion Tony Ferguson, there has still been no confirmation of a title fight between the two.

In the meantime, there have been rumours heating up of a potential super fight with Georges St-Pierre while boxing promoter Oscar Del La Hoya recently called out the 29-year-old out for a fight.

The latest rumours, however, suggest that Manny Pacquiao could be the next opponent for McGregor. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight belt to Jeff Horn back in July but recently hinted at a fight with the 29-year-old UFC star on Instagram.

"Pacman" recently confirmed that talks had been opened with the Irishman's camp over a possible boxing match in April 2018, however, UFC president Dana White shot those prospects down.

"That would be weird because he's [McGregor] under contract with us," White said following UFC Fresno on Saturday (9 December). "If that's true, I will be suing Manny Pacquiao and whoever's representing him. So, I'm assuming that's not true."

Regardless of whoever eventually fights the "Notorious", it's clear that McGregor has a myriad of fight options under his belt as everyone wants a piece of him. Because of the growing list of potential opponents, oddsmakers have already compiled McGregor's chances against both MMA fighters and boxers.

You can see them below, courtesy of Justin Hartling of

Georges St-Pierre: 13/10

Nate Diaz: 41/100

Tony Ferguson: 57/100

Tyron Woodley: 27/20

Oscar De La Hoya (boxing): 6/5

Paulie Malignaggi (boxing): 27/20

Manny Pacquiao (boxing): 21/5

Floyd Mayweather (boxing): 10/1

Interestingly, McGregor is a betting underdog against all the opponents listed above with the exception of Nate Diaz, who he beat via majority decision back in August 2016, and Ferguson, who many see as the toughest test in the lightweight division.