John Kavanagh Believes Conor McGregor Targeting Summer Return: "I'm Thinking Early Summer"

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is targeting a summer 2022 date for his return to the Octagon, or so says his head coach John Kavanagh.

Kavanagh spoke with MMA Junkie's Danny Segura about the current progression of McGregor's recovery from the broken leg injury he suffered in his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier back at UFC 264 in July. He says that the 33-year old Irishman hasn't returned yet to MMA training, but can currently do all his regular strength and conditioning work while having his eyes set towards the summer.

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“We’re not back to MMA training yet, but he can do all the strength and conditioning, and he’s being sensible about the approach of it,” Kavanagh said. “I do a little bit of talks at local schools in Dublin and I will always use him as an example of what we can do in life when we get setbacks. There’s nobody that comes back better than him. There’s nobody that uses losses to fuel themself to learn new things about their body, to learn new things about training, and come back and do very well. I would say early summer. I think he’s on target for that. I’ll be meeting him, he’s back in Dublin now, so I’ll see him when I go back home to Ireland. I’m sure we’ll have a Proper 12 to celebrate Christmas, and then set a time for making a comeback.”

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