Cowboy has again come out and put in a very impressive performance in beating the young and up and coming Alexander Hernandez at fight night 143. Here at https://www.bettingsites.ng, he was a popular selection, which comes as no surprise considering his highly successful career. This now sets up for a potential match up with pay per view star Conor McGregor, which would without a doubt be the biggest pay day in his career and much deserved. The potential matchup appears to be in the works. Here we cover the careers of each fighter.
— Eric Kowal (@MyMMANews) January 20, 2019
At 30 years of age, McGregor has long been the biggest draw in the sport. He is now coming off the back of a comprehensive defeat to the unbeaten Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. He is the previous featherweight and lightweight champion, in which he became the first fighter in the UFC to do so. He has a professional fighting record of 21 wins and 4 losses, that has included key victories over the likes of Holloway and more recently Aldo. Whether the Irishmen will ever return to his best is up for debate following the huge money he earned in his boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather. However, he still has a big following and it is always exciting viewing in both the build-up and when he fights. McGregor would likely start as the strong favourite to defeat Cerrone.
Now at 35 years of age he seems to have been around the sport for ever. This is shown in the fact he holds the record for the most finishes with 16 following his recent victory. This also meant he increased his UFC win record to 22, which is a stunning achievement. He is one of the most game fighters in the organisation with a big following as he continues to take any fight offered to him, which is why he is such a popular draw. The potential fight with McGregor would be much deserved and one he would feel he could win. He now has a professional fighting record of 35 wins and 11 losses, and one no contest. Cerrone is coming off the back of two impressive victories, so this sets up for an interesting competitive fight.