John Kavanagh Doubts Conor McGregor Fights Again in 2017
By FCF Staff
As speculation continues as to who Conor McGregor will fight next, the UFC champ’s head coach has reported, he doesn’t believe the star will compete again in 2017.
McGregor is coming off a stoppage loss to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, August 26th, in what was one of the biggest fights in combat sports history. More recently, McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh wrote a column for Ireland’s 42. ie. In the lengthy article, Kavanagh wrote that he’d like to see a rubber match between McGregor and Nate Diaz.
The Straight Blast Gym leader, however, also had this to say:
It’s probably a little late in the day to realistically expect another fight before the end of the year, because even after this hiatus is over, a lot goes into the planning and execution of a training camp at our level. I find it hard to envisage another fight in 2017.
Then again, knowing Conor, I could get a text message tonight telling me otherwise. He’s difficult to predict, which is one of the many reasons why he’s so fascinating.
McGregor’s last MMA bout took place in November, 2016, when he stopped Eddie Alvarez to win the 155 title.