Restoring His Vintage Form
While everyone is busy anticipating a blockbuster that is the UFC 226, someone is slowly constructing his road to resurgence.
Head coach John Kavanagh provided an interesting update to the controversial fighter Conor McGregor and hinted on his return in the octagon.
In an interview with ESPN, Kavanagh revealed some of his observation with The Notorious, how is coping with the controversies, and his desire to get back in shape.
“I really have seen the spark back lately.”
Safe to say that Conor wants to be in full gear before he returns to actions in the UFC two years after winning his last fight.
“I do see him very hungry, coming down to regular jiu-jitsu class and throwing a gi on. Strength and conditioning. There’s a real fire back.”
Kavanagh also expressed his support to Conor and his endeavours outside the competition.
“I think that was directed at other areas of his life for a while, building up his business world — which is completely justified. We all know the hard-luck stories of fighters retiring broke. They get pats on the back and they’re forgotten.”
“I supported [McGregor focusing on other business] and I’m fully behind it, but I do see the spark back.”
No doubt the relationship between the duo is so solid. Despite the recent issues, both have remained supportive of each other.
“Conor is a man. He’s his own person. He’s very busy with what he’s doing outside the gym. I’m super busy with what I’m doing outside and inside the gym.”
Will Conor Return to UFC this Year?
The Notorious may have been busy managing his own business but Kavanagh was also confident that he is very eager to return in the UFC. He assured that there is always a possibility of his return despite the unprecedented fame and success McGregor has achieved.
In fact, Kavanagh dropped a major bomb about this scenario.
He said that there is now an ongoing negotiation for McGregor’s impending return, with the UFC expressing their interest for a Khabib-Conor showdown.
The long-time UFC head coach echoed the same desire in the video below:
Conor is currently facing one of the biggest battles in his life. The Notorious faces a lawsuit in New York after he instigated the infamous backstage brawl last April.