Conor McGregor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh expects the previous champ to return this 12 months, hopes for the trilogy match with Nate Diaz.
Conor McGregor is the most well-liked fighter on the UFC roster. Though the previous twin champion introduced his retirement from the game earlier this 12 months, it appears an increasing number of doubtless that he’ll make a return to the Octagon. McGregor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh was a visitor on The Ariel Helwani Present to share his opinion of McGregor’s potential return and selection of opponent.
“I at all times beloved the Diaz trilogy,” Kavanagh mentioned. “I’ve sort of mentioned that from the beginning. I’m actually trying ahead to seeing how Nate appears to be like within the struggle that’s developing. That may simply be, as a fan, very thrilling. Justin Gaethje has an identical model, takes punishment and retains on coming ahead. Truthfully, if it’s Conor and he’s excited and motivated and pushing himself arduous it doesn’t actually matter all that a lot to me. They’re all, anyone within the UFC on the degree that Conor is preventing are good opponents. If you’re going to put a gun to me it could be the Diaz trilogy, that might be for me.”
Because the final struggle between Diaz and McGregor again in 2016, McGregor has fought twice within the UFC and Diaz has not fought in any respect. Diaz is at the moment set to face Anthony Pettis in August and UFC 241 as a welterweight. In a current interview with Ariel Helwani, Diaz defined that he was by means of with the light-weight division, and uninterested within the rematch with McGregor.
Each fighters maintain one win over the opposite and a 3rd struggle can be the deciding issue within the ongoing feud. Regardless of his coach campaigning for the Diaz struggle, Conor continues to focus on light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on social media and could be very within the rematch.