Now with his business taken care of for the time being, McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh is hoping his fighter drops back down to lightweight and challenge Alvarez for the lightweight belt
However, McGregor didn’t seem too impressed with the going after the 155-pound title now that Alvarez is the champion.
“Right now there’s a new champion and he’s a bum as well,” said McGregor after defeating Diaz. “He’s a novice. He’s a novice on his feet, swinging shots, overhands. He just is a wrestler with an overhand as well. They’re novices where I come from and that’s the truth of it, so we’ll see about him. We’ll see.”
But according to fellow champion Michael Bisping, even if the UFC makes the superfight between champions, he’s not McGregor much a chance.
“I think looking at that last fight [against Dos Anjos], he does not want to fight Eddie Alvarez at 155,” Bisping told Daiy Star Sport. “I think Alvarez kills him man. He’ll just take him down and destroy him. I’m not saying that to be mean, I just think stylistically.
“I like Conor. Conor is incredible, he’s done amazing things for this sport. He’s brought so many eyes on to it, he’s making so much money and he’s exciting as hell. He brings excitement.”