Conor McGregor will finally make his much-anticipated return to the UFC octagon against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. We are less than a week away from the epic showdown between two of the best fighters in UFC. Both the fighters are making a return to the welterweight division, while McGregor will make a comeback, after more than a year. McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh recently appeared on TheMacLife and revealed his final thoughts on the match-up.
When asked if McGregor is ready after the long lay off that he has had since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, here’s what Kavanagh had to say,
“He’s one hundred percent there. We are one week out today, and he could fight tonight. 100%. He is fitter than I have ever seen him. He is relaxed, he’s happy, and he’s calm.”
Kavanagh is confident that a more efficient McGregor will show up at UFC 246. While that has been the news from McGregor’s corner from the very start, he does look ready for his ultimate return to the octagon.
When asked about McGregor going 25 minutes against Cerrone, Kavanagh said that it will not change the outcome.
“That won’t change anybody’s opinion. I don’t think. He did 25 minutes against Nate. It doesn’t change anything. It would be good to have some extra minutes in the octagon. No harm.”
Kavanagh’s final thoughts on Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone
Conor McGregor’s coach reflected on Cerrone’s plan to go to war with the Notorious. Cerrone has said that he would love to go the full five rounds with Conor McGregor, but Kavanagh thinks otherwise.
“I don’t see it being a war, I see it being very one-sided.”
When will McGregor fight next?
According to Kavanagh, Conor could be looking to make an appearance sometime in April after UFC 246.
“Well, if you divide the year, it will be one every four months. So anytime around April, would be nice. I think what’s more important is the week after the fight. He has said it, so now he has to do it, and then get back in the gym on Monday.”
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