The UFC lightweight division is absolutely stacked. It truly can make the case to be the greatest division we have ever seen. This weight division has multiple former champions, an undefeated fighter at 27-0, a veteran who has the most wins in UFC history, the first ever champion to hold two belts simultaneously, and multiple fighters with 11 fight win streaks or more!
Max Holloway, the current UFC featherweight champion, has officially made his move up to lightweight to face the hard hitting, Dustin Poirier. With the current lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, serving his suspension, this fight will be for the interim title. That means you still have the former interim champion, Tony Ferguson, who just defeated the exciting Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, waiting for a matchup. We also have superstar Conor McGregor, who is serving his suspension but will be fighting here shortly, if rumors are true will be matched up with Donald Cerrone or a possible trilogy fight with Nate Diaz, or even a rematch with Khabib.
So all this being said, I can’t think of another division in the history of the sport, having this much parody, chaos, talent, and depth. This weight class has everything you want as a fan. It has the biggest star in the sport in Conor McGregor, and his heated rivalry with the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. And now we have Holloway chasing the title of champ champ, against one of the toughest fighters the sport has seen, Dustin Poirier. This fight alone has its own unique history as well! These two have shared the octagon at UFC 143 seven years ago. And no matter who wins, there are endless amounts of possibilities on who fights who. Each of the fighters that we have named all have a legitimate reason to be next in line for the title shot, it is the best against the best at this point.