Coach John Kavanagh Says Conor McGregor’s Next Fight Will Be Decided On Within The Next Few Days!

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After the brawl that was UFC 202 Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor is due to make a decision on who he will fight next.

McGregor being the cash cow that he is to the UFC, this will be sweat music to Dana White’s ears.

McGregor returns to Ireland soon and coach Kavanagh says that the two will discuss who is best to fight. Speaking about the Alvarez rumours: “It’s a pretty straightforward fight for Conor to be honest. Will he get it? I can tell you that we’re in talks. It will be decided whether they are going to go with that fight within days.”

Kavanagh also said it was “a given” that McGregor’s featherweight title would have to be vacated if he didn’t go back down to that weight class for his next bout.

“If the next fight is for the lightweight strap, they will take the featherweight belt off Conor,” Kavanagh said at yesterday’s BAMMA 26 press conference.

“I think that’s a given. I guess, the little bit of consolation Conor will take from that is that it will be two guys he has beaten fighting for the vacant featherweight title.

“It will probably be (Max) Holloway and (Jose) Aldo. He beat one in 13 seconds and one on one leg.

“It’s hard to say that on paper he isn’t the champion when he’s beaten the two guys who are fighting for his belt. He’ll probably do the same to the lightweight division.”

Asked whether a fight with Alvarez would bring an end to McGregor’s time at featherweight, Kavanagh said: “He’s actually walking around now a lot lighter than he would have.

“That’s because of a lot of things. The diet has gotten a lot stricter. George Lockhart is onboard 365 days a year and Conor is following his diet to a tee.

“Since Conor got back he took last Sunday off, that’s all. He’s been training every day. He is leaving himself in such a way that featherweight would not be out of the question.”

Hat-tip: IrishMirrior