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Conor McGregor Will Return to UFC in the Summer, Says John Kavanagh

  • Conor McGregor will return to preventing in summer time, in accordance to long-time coach John Kavanagh.
  • Kavanagh stated he’ll meet McGregor over Christmas and plot a comeback.
  • McGregor desires a UFC title shot however boss Dana White has different plans for the light-weight belt.

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Conor McGregor will return to the UFC Octagon in the summer time, after struggling a horror leg break in his most up-to-date loss to Dustin Poirier.

That’s in accordance to the Irish former two-weight UFC champion’s long-time coach, who runs the state-of-the-art MMA facility Straight Blast Gym in Dublin.

“I’d say early summer time,” Kavanagh told MMA Junkie. “I believe he is heading in the right direction for that.

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McGregor broke his leg at the finish of the first spherical of his third combat with Poirier in July. He then delivered a wild, disturbing, and frenzied rant in the cage earlier than he was taken to hospital for remedy.

The following month, McGregor was seen coaching on a stationary bike and stated he is three weeks forward of schedule in his quest to return to preventing.

“We’re not again to MMA coaching but, however he can do all the energy and conditioning, and he is being smart about the method of it,” Kavanagh stated.

“I perform a little little bit of talks at native colleges in Dublin and I’ll at all times use him for instance of what we will do in life after we get setbacks. There’s no person that comes again higher than him.

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“There’s no person that makes use of losses to gas themself to study new issues about their physique, to study new issues about coaching, and are available again and do very effectively.

“He has his wins, he has his losses, however he is by no means going to give up. He at all times picks himself again up once more and goes again in. That’s actually, for me, is what life’s all about.”

Kavanagh continued by remarking that he’ll meet McGregor over Christmas, drink the fighter’s whiskey, then plot a sensational return to the cage.

“I’m certain we’ll have a Proper 12 to have a good time Christmas, after which set a time for making a comeback,” he stated.

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The UFC stated all alongside that McGregor could be out for a 12 months

Conor McGregor and the UFC boss Dana White.

Conor McGregor and the UFC boss Dana White.


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UFC President Dana White stated all alongside that McGregor would spend a 12 months recovering from his damage.

“It’s going to take him a 12 months to get better from this one earlier than he can come again,” White instructed Fox News shortly after the 33-year-old’s loss.

McGregor known as not too long ago for an prompt shot at the UFC light-weight title — the championship Charles Oliveira defended this month towards Poirier.

It is a combat Oliveira appears eager on taking, nevertheless, White seemingly has different plans for the belt as he believes Justin Gaethje must be subsequent in line as the challenger.

“Yeah, it is smart,” White stated, relating to an Oliveira and Gaethje most important occasion.

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