If Conor McGregor is planning a comeback that may be information to his head coach.
John Kavanagh, who has labored with Irish celebrity earlier than and through his run within the UFC, says so far as he’s involved McGregor is abiding by his latest declaration that he’s retired from combating with no plans to return.
McGregor made the shock announcement in early June simply after UFC 250 got here to an finish after which later explaining that no fights being provided actually him sufficient to compete once more.
Since that point, the previous two-division UFC champion has stayed comparatively quiet with no phrase on probably returning to motion.
“Is Conor retired? Sure, he’s so far as I can inform,” Kavanagh stated throughout a latest Instagram Stay Q&A. “That’s what he stated isn’t it?”
As a result of McGregor has twice beforehand introduced his intention to name it a profession, this newest retirement has been met with loads of skepticism that he’s really hanging up his gloves for good.
In fact, McGregor actually has the monetary means to retire now however he may have known as it a profession after dealing with Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match again in 2017 the place he reportedly earned round $100 million.
Maybe his aggressive spirit will finally drive him again to combating however Kavanagh says there’s nothing he may do to persuade McGregor to vary his thoughts if he’s really dedicated to retirement.
“I can’t persuade Conor to do sh*t,” Kavanagh stated with fun. “Conor will inform Conor what he’s gonna do.
“And who is aware of what’s going to occur sooner or later. However as for now, he’s retired.”
Previous to his announcement, McGregor had teased an eventual transfer to welterweight the place he hoped to pursue his third UFC title after beforehand holding championships at each 145 and 155 kilos.
Whereas McGregor has competed at 170 kilos in three earlier UFC bouts, he’s but to face a legit top-five ranked opponent a lot much less the undisputed champion in Kamaru Usman.
If McGregor actually stays retired this time, he’ll by no means get the possibility to show he may have been a three-division champion however his head coach appreciated how he matched up with nearly anyone on the high of the welterweight division.
“That will be an fascinating one,” Kavanagh stated when requested concerning the Usman battle. “A good measurement distinction in there. Look I’ll be trustworthy, anyone as much as or round about his weight class, if there’s a very motivated Conor, I believe he beats any of them.
“He has knockout energy. He simply has knockout energy as much as that weight class, and if he was to place in a critical coaching camp, I believe he wins.”