Mark Henry: The two fighters Conor McGregor must beat to be UFC's greatest

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Having beaten Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to become lightweight champion, adding to his featherweight belt, Conor McGregor is on top of the world at the moment.

Nothing can bring the Irishman down who, in a post-fight press conference, confirmed he and wife Dee Devlin are expecting their first child in May 2017.

He will now take an extended break from UFC to focus on his family.

Rumours are now beginning to circulate around who McGregor will fight upon his highly-anticipated return - if anyone.

Reports have also suggested the Notorious could make the switch to WWE, with agent Audie Attar saying recently: "I think it's all about business, man.

"If [WWE] is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it. We are here. Have their people call his people - which is me. We can have a conversation."

For McGregor, all that's left is to establish himself as UFC's greatest fighter.

Defending his two belts is the first step to achieving just that, but according to trainer Mark Henry, McGregor must also beat former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov.

He told Daily Sport in an exclusive interview: "I'd say he'd be the greatest if he beat Frankie and Khabib. Then I'd put him as the greatest.

"But until he does that, I still think he's one of the greats. He's never defended the featherweight title. He says he's cleaned out the division, but until you fight Frankie, you haven't cleaned it out.

"If he fought Frankie he'd be able to say that as he's already fought Holloway, he's already fought Aldo and he's already fought Mendes. But he's never fought Frankie.

"I think Frankie has been a staple as one of the best fighters ever. And he's definitely a staple at 145lbs.

"It doesn't matter that he beat Aldo and Frankie didn't because you could say, 'whoever beat Nate Diaz can beat McGregor' and that's not true. That's just stupid even saying that."

Your move, Conor.

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