As recently as last April, Conor McGregor’s longtime coach, John Kavanagh, told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that he hadn’t seen “Notorious” in months, a troubling sign when coupled with their lack of communication in the wake of McGregor’s submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October.
In fact, Kavanagh revealed his days of cornering the power-punching Irishman may have been behind him, barring some spectacular fight that had both meaning and purpose, because “even Superman slows down at some stage.”
What a difference a few months makes.
“I don’t think [me cornering McGregor] is in doubt,” Kavanagh told MMA Fighting during a recent media scrum. ”I’m sure I’ll be there, we talk almost daily. He doesn’t have a fight lined up yet but as soon as he does, we’ll get the old gang back together and starting plotting, training and I’m sure he’ll steal the show again, which I’ve no doubt he’ll do.”
When and where remains to be seen.
There was talk of bringing McGregor back for a lightweight showdown against the streaking Donald Cerrone; however, that bout fell apart at the negotiating table and “Cowboy” has since moved on to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 238.
Perhaps “Notorious” can finally make this “special” fight happen?