McGregor's comeback fight is already being mooted as the biggest record-breaker in UFC history 1 year ago

McGregor's comeback fight is already being mooted as the biggest record-breaker in UFC history

Experts are predicting he'll be back in the Octagon within a year.

While the world waits to see what the legal ramifications will be for McGregor's antics in New York in the lead-up to UFC 223 in which he attacked a bus that another fighter was travelling on, and that same fighter then demanding a world tour in the lead-up to his fight with McGregor, others are looking passed all of that to see what McGregor's next career move will be.

MMA writer Nick Peet was on the most recent episode of The BBC MMA Show to discuss McGregor's eventual comeback:

"I don't know if anyone saw it but Khabib arriving back into Dagestan with the belt was insane. It was kind of like The Beatles coming back to Liverpool in the 1960s. It was unreal.

"UFC Russia has got to happen in the next six months and there is absolutely no bigger fight - it would sell out that Olympic Stadium that they've got over there - than Khabib versus McGregor. I think it would be huge. And, you know what? I wouldn't be surprised if McGregor wins.

"They've got a perfect narrative now. McGregor has attacked the bus that Khabib was on. The story is all there and it's just about how it plays out. That's the fight they need to make next."

If that fight were to go ahead in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, and it sold out the 81,000 capacity, it would smash the previous UFC record of 56,214, set by Holly Holm V Ronda Rousey as part of UFC 193 in Melbourne back in 2015.