John Kavanagh Reveals ‘The Most Important Thing’ To Bring Conor McGregor ‘Out of the Silk Pants’

Published 01/24/2023, 5:32 AM EST

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Conor McGregor has been out of the Octagon for almost two years now. Suffering the injury was one of the greatest setbacks the fighter probably had to face. However, the Irishman knows how to repair the damages and come back stronger than ever. The former double champion has teased his return to the world of mixed martial arts quite a few times. Even the UFC president, Dana White has hinted at the Irish fighter’s return several times. Nonetheless, the question of whom the ‘Mystic Man’ fight shall next remains in the mind of the fans. Although he didn’t confirm the names, John Kavanagh recently shared some insights on how he shortlists the opponents for McGregor. Nonetheless, the fact that ‘Notorious’ would return to the Octagon remains a teaser for MMA fans.

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The boss of the Straight Blast Gym recently appeared in an interview with Ariel Helwani on ‘The MMA Hour’. Without a doubt, the question of McGregor’s next opponent was fired at the coach. However, he not only dodged the bullet but also came up with a string of words that seemingly calmed the MMA world.

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When Coach Kavanagh gets featured on a podcast, the inquiry about McGregor’s UFC return is the staple to be fired. Undeniably, Helwani tried to quench this thirst as he asked the coach about the Dubliner’s next opponent. However, Kavanagh revealed the traits and signals that he looks for when discussing McGregor’s next fights.

The coach said, “What matters to me is that, let’s say I’m seeing Conor this week and we’re chatting and he says a few names. And I see a name particularly gets the eyes open and particularly gets them pacing up and down the living room and showing me what he’s going to do and what he’s not going to do. That would be the most, absolutely the most important thing for me, is that it’s a name that’s going to excite him… That’s going to get him you know, out of the silk pants and into the sweaty jam…”

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Furthermore, the SGB boss revealed a few names who could be possible opponents for the Irishman. The names included the likes of Nate Diaz, Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler, and Dustin Poirier

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Without a doubt, McGregor has contributed a lot to the fight promotion with his beefs and fights alike. However, the fighter’s return is indeed one of the most anticipated events in the world of MMA. Unquestionably, the Dubliner has perfect knowledge of this fact, as he has always teased of his return on the internet.

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With his insane weight gain, the fighter probably planned to return as a middleweight contender. Nevertheless, the former champion is destined to return and entertain the fans as he has done so many times before. Moreover, his coach has also confirmed the fighter’s return to the canvas.

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Whom do you think McGregor should fight? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.
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