Now that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is scheduled to exit MMA and take his chances opposite Floyd Mayweather in a boxing compare on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, quarrel fans can’t assistance consternation if “Notorious” will ever step behind inside a Octagon. After all, McGregor is expected to bank roughly $100 million for his strife with “Money” and would never have to put his hands to use again. Luckily for UFC fans, McGregor is now formulation on returning to MMA after this year, per conduct manager John Kavanagh.
Here is what Kavanagh had to contend in his new acquiescence to The 42:
“Many of a questions I’ve been receiving over a past week have focused on when Conor will quarrel in a UFC again. My expectancy is that it will occur this year, nonetheless it’s always formidable to envision what Conor is going to do next.
“If he goes in there and knocks out Mayweather in a initial round, there will substantially be speak of rematches and things like that. But a indeterminate plan, as we see it, is positively for a quarrel in a UFC in December. But in a meantime we’re totally focused on fighting and Floyd Mayweather.”
If McGregor does indeed lapse to UFC in December, it will give him a possibility to accelerate potentially a biggest label of 2017. With lightweight contenders like Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and of march Nate Diaz, watchful patiently, McGregor won’t knowledge any necessity of competition. But first, a 28-year-old contingency prepared for a fighting compare with Mayweather, and Kavanagh believes McGregor is on a right track.
“I trust we have a series of advantages going into this fight. Often, people who are experts in a certain margin will tell we that it can indeed be some-more ungainly to understanding with somebody who’s not from a same field. They’d rather understanding with a tip contender from their possess fortify since he’ll pierce in a approach that we assume he’ll move.
“Mayweather has been in a fighting universe for his whole career and everybody he’s faced has changed in a certain approach that he’s pre-conditioned to handle. Now he’s going adult opposite a man who doesn’t follow any set patterns, who can muster a accumulation of opposite styles of fighting and is not one bit intimidated. Conor is — as we all are here — 100% assured in victory. That kind of chairman is really formidable to understanding with.”
While many quarrel fans cruise McGregor’s pierce to fighting a money grab, Kavanagh disagrees completely. In fact, a Straight Blast Gym conduct manager is aiming to again infer that McGregor can accomplish a unthinkable.
“We’re not going over to Las Vegas to make adult a numbers on 26 August. When this competition takes place, we’ll be 100% prepared — physically and mentally — and zero other than feat will be acceptable.
“We’re looking brazen to intolerable a universe — again.”
Only time will tell if McGregor and Kavanagh are putting a right pieces in place to contest inside of a fighting ring alongside Mayweather, though during slightest quarrel fans can count on a UFC lapse someday in a nearby future.