Conor McGregor Coach Says They Are Not Yet Back to MMA Training

Published 12/15/2021, 9:45 AM EST


Conor McGregor’s Head coach John Kavanagh spoke to the media to provide an update on how the former champ is recovering from a devastating leg fracture. He picked the injury in his bout against Dustin Poirier back in July.

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Speaking to the Media, Kavanagh said, “Yea we’re not back MMA training yet, but he can do all strength and conditioning, and he’s being sensible about the approach of it.”

Kavanagh also talked about McGregor’s attitude and mindset after his loss and the injury. He said, “I do a little bit of talks with local schools around 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”

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McGregor’s coach also shared some amazing insight into what he was like after getting injured. Kavanaugh said, “The following day after the injury he was bench pressing. You know his leg is hanging off, but he can do that. So that’s Conor’s approach. … I certainly got from his words and his actions that he wants to compete again. He wants to do this sport. He loves this sport.”

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That’s great news for McGregor’s fans worldwide. Coach Kavanagh has been McGregor’s head coach since day one, and he seems optimistic about the Notorious one making a full recovery and returning to the octagon. This isn’t the first time McGregor is recovering from a serious injury.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

He had suffered a major knee injury before his fight with Diego Brandao. However, the Irish man made a full recovery and put on an amazing show, defeating Brandao in the main event.

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In the interview, coach Kavanagh also revealed that the ‘Notorious’ one is looking to make a comeback in early summer in Ireland, which is around June or July for the rest of us. Conor McGregor took to Twitter after callout Oliveira after he won his title defense against Poirier.

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The Brazilian champ responded, saying, “What do you think about this weekend? I’m ready. I’m still in town, and there’s an up & coming event. Let’s go baby.” 

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It appears both these fighters are open to competing soon. Do you think we see McGregor make a return to fight against Charles Oliveira for the title? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nahum Lobo

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Nahum Lobo is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a media degree from St.Xavier's College, Nahum is a religious follower of events churned out by MMA promotions like Bellator and UFC.

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