I've never seen this discussed in depth here before, so I wanted to get a conversation going and see what some thoughts are on it. Pretend the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight never happened, for whatever reason. What do you think would have happened in the UFC had that fight never taken place? A few bullet points about that time frame for those of us with faulty memories, like myself. Conor McGregor is the UFC Lightweight Champion, he is 28 years old, and fresh off a dominating win over former champion Eddie Alvarez. Before that, he split a pair of fights with Nate Diaz. Tony Ferguson is widely viewed as the number one contender to the lightweight crown. He is on a nine fight win streak, is 32 years old, and is fresh off a close but clear decision win over Rafael dos Anjos. Khabib Nurmagomedov recently made his return to the sport after a two year layoff, but has only one win of note since that time in Michael Johnson. Drubbing of sacrificial lamb Darrell Horcher not included. He is 28 years old, and is riding an eight fight win streak. The rankings, courtesy of Fight Matrix, for January 2017, are as follows. 1. Conor McGregor 2. Eddie Alvarez 3. Tony Ferguson 4. Rafael dos Anjos 5. Edson Barboza 6. Khabib Nurmagomedov Who does Conor fight next? Is it the rightful number one contender Ferguson, or does the UFC make a trilogy fight with Diaz for the lightweight crown? If this happens, what happens to Tony/Khabib? Would they book them in a contenders fight instead of Tony fighting Kevin Lee and Khabib fighting Barboza? This division was logjammed for a hot minute because of MayMac and has only recently returned to normalcy, so I just want to see what you guys think would have happened.