UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor hasn’t fought inside the Octagon since he defeated Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 205.
John Kavanagh is the longtime coach of McGregor and he believes the Irishman versus UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson makes sense.
“To me, that fight (McGregor vs. Georges St. Pierre) makes no sense,” Kavanagh told MMA Fighting. “He’s fighting at 185. He was a big 170er, but to me athletically it doesn’t make any sense. Tony Ferguson is the fight that makes sense at lightweight. I think that lightweight is Conor’s ideal weight class, so Tony is the fight that seems right at the moment.”
Ferguson claimed the UFC Interim Lightweight Title when he submitted Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC 216.
Kavanagh also believes that no matter who McGregor faces next, it is going to be a huge drawing fight because he is in it.
“It doesn’t really matter how much Tony draws or doesn’t draw, look at the guy he’s facing. You could put Conor in there against anyone at the moment and people are going to want to watch it,” says Kavanagh.
McGregor recently stated that before he returns to action in the UFC, the promotion is going to have to name him as a co-promoter.