Because the calendar lately turned to 2023, maybe the largest query of the brand new 12 months was about Conor McGregor: Will the previous UFC two-division champion return to the octagon?
“I’d be keen to guess my home on it,” John Kavanagh, McGregor’s coach at SBG Eire, stated Monday on “The MMA Hour.”
Wanting a sure, that’s as definitive of a solution as you’ll get from one among McGregor’s longtime confidants. Kavanagh stated he and McGregor have spoken prior to now couple of days and famous that McGregor’s supervisor, Audi Attar of Paradigm Sports activities, was on the town.
Kavanagh didn’t elaborate however hinted at one thing within the works.
“I feel there’s some fascinating negotiations going alongside now,” Kavanagh stated. “… I completely can’t say something past that, however I’m very, very assured we’ll see Conor again within the octagon.”
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McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC), 34, hasn’t competed in 18 months when he lost to Dustin Poirier by injury TKO after breaking his leg on a kick of their trilogy bout in July 2021 at UFC 264. Six months earlier, McGregor was knocked out by Poirier at UFC 257. He’s misplaced three of his previous 4 MMA bouts relationship again to October 2018. He fell out of the official UFC lightweight rankings late final 12 months.
McGregor could have no scarcity of big-name opponent choices – at light-weight or welterweight – as Michael Chandler, Jorge Masvidal, and Charles Oliveira have been amongst many to name him out.