Conor McGregor made his long-awaited octagon return at UFC 246. He stepped into the octagon with one of the most experienced fighters in the game and got the job done in a mere 40 seconds. Though this fight was a quick one the journey to this victory has been a long one for the McGregor camp. After Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated Conor McGregor in their first encounter, Conor stayed away from the sport for over a year.
The pressure was once again on Conor and he did what he does best. Conor made history against Cowboy by finishing him in 40 seconds. He became the first fighter to have three knockout wins in featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight division. While the fans are speculating what is next for Conor McGregor, Coach Kavanagh can’t help but look back at the training camp leading up to UFC 246.
Conor Complained to Coach Kavanagh After the Last Spar
McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh recently reflected upon the training camp of Conor and shared an interesting incident when Conor complained to him for bringing in easy opponents for the sparring. After the last spar for UFC 246, Conor felt that the sparring partners should have been heavier as he was going to compete at welterweight, which is not his ideal weight division.
Coach Kavanagh replied with:
“When you train with this intensity, this level of commitment then everyone will seem too easy. That is not a slight on his opponent but instead, a recognition of a new level achieved.”
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 25, 2020
What Lies Ahead of Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor has some huge matchups ahead of him including the BMF title fight with Jorge Masvidal, the lightweight title fight with the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson, the long-awaited trilogy with Nate Diaz, and the exciting matchup with Justin Gaethje. However, with all that big fights ahead, Jorge Masvidal vs Conor Mcgregor seems the most exciting fights. A rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will be one of the biggest fights in UFC history granted that Khabib wins at UFC 249. But with both Masvidal at the peak of his career, Conor fighting for the BMF title will certainly entertain the fight fans.
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