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Donald Cerrone has hinted that he may be fighting Conor McGregor next

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Conor McGregor is still under a suspension from the UFC, but it still hasn't stopped rumours about his potential next fight.

The fallout from his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov will rumble on until December at the very earliest, where the Nevada State Athletic Commission [NSAC] will decide what to do with the two fighters.

McGregor was given all of his money made from the fight, whilst NSAC held half of Khabib's $2 million purse, presumably because they think he instigated the all-out brawl.

A rematch has been mooted with the Russian, but for a few reasons, most notably because of the after-fight antics and the fact that Khabib dominated McGregor, means that it's not likely to happen - although if the company follows the money then it's got a chance.

Another fighter who has thrown his hat into the McGregor ring is none-other than Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.

Cerrone broke two UFC records this past weekend after defeating Mike Parry at Fight Night 139 - the most finishes in the promotion [15] and the most victories [21].

And his latest Instagram post has hinted that a fight with the Irishman could be closer than everyone thought.

Conor McGregor still needs to go through with an NSAC hearing, but there's strong suggestions that Donald Cerrone will be his next fight.

The two have history when it comes to verbals, but that was over three years ago when they had a spat on-stage.

Let's just weigh this up for a moment - Cerrone is a great competitor, there's no doubt about it.

But he has surely taken too many losses in the last few years to make the McGregor fight a reality.

Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler and Darren Till all defeated the Cowboy in consecutive fights, whilst also losing to Leon Edwards earlier this year.

Despite not having amazing form over the last two years, Donald Cerrone could be an exciting new fight for Conor McGregor, and a big payday for himself.

But you could also argue that his submission victory against Parry was really impressive, and the fact Cerrone's paid his dues to the UFC for so long could put him ahead of others for a shot at the biggest pay-per-view draw in the entire company.

Cerrone's Instagram post has gained over 10,000 replies so it's a major talking point within the sport and for the fans, lots of whom want to see the fight made now it's been teased.

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Dana White
Conor McGregor
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Donald Cerrone

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