When Conor vs Cowboy at 170 got announced, I assumed Conor was targeting Nate and Masvidal next. Now we know that the rematch with Khabib is next (if Conor and Khabib both win). How can you justify Conor fighting Cowboy at 170 for a rematch with Khabib at 155? Conor has managed to skip over the number one contender at 55, and fight the guy he just finished, at a different weight class, to earn a title shot at 55. I don't think Conor is scared to fight anyone, but there's no way around this. Conor McGregor ducked Justin Gaethje. But why? 1) Justin has been ruthless in his trash talk of McGregor. 2) Justin is obviously far more dangerous than Cowboy at this point. 3) Why risk fighting Justin when you can 'earn' a title shot off the ghost of Cowboy? Discuss.