Coach Says Conor McGregor May Not Return This Year

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Coach John Kavanagh was at the side of UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor when he suffered a tenth round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather at “The Money Fight.”

The longtime coach also pens a column for The 42 out of Ireland and Kavanagh revealed that the lightweight fighter most likely isn’t returning this year.

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“It’s probably a little late in the day to realistically expect another fight before the end of the year, because even after this hiatus is over, a lot goes into the planning and execution of a training camp at our level,” Kavanagh wrote. “I find it hard to envisage another fight in 2017.”

If Kavanagh is to be believed, then the UFC Lightweight Champion’s last fight in the UFC until his next fight would’ve been UFC 205 in November 2016.

Kavanagh also admits that his longtime pupil is also a little hard to predict at times.

“Then again, knowing Conor, I could get a text message tonight telling me otherwise,” the coach wrote. “He’s difficult to predict, which is one of the many reasons why he’s so fascinating.”

McGregor has not hinted much about what his future holds because the fighter has stated that he wants to fight on the Octagon and the boxing ring down the line.

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