Conor McGregor's Coach John Kavanagh Gets Fans Excited With Instagram Post
Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has got fans excited by teasing the Irishman's return to UFC.
McGregor has not been back in the Octagon since October 2018 when he was humbled by arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, though he was slated to be back July and face Justin Gaethje at Madison Square Garden until he needed surgery on his hand after breaking it during sparring.
But Kavanagh, long-time trainer of McGregor, has hinted that the pair will be back working with one another very soon with a post on his Instagram story.
McGregor is hopeful he will be back in the Octagon before the end of 2019 and has already stated his desire to get his world title back following his damaging defeat to Khabib.
He's also been trading blows with Dustin Poirier on social media and fuelling the possibility of a second bout between the pair, but Kavanagh wants his fighter to take on Frankie Edgar and thinks the fans do too.
The 42-year-old told The Mac Life: "I think it was in the works when Conor was kind of going on that featherweight tear.
"He's an ex-champion, great fighter. Yeah, if it was me, I would love to see the Frankie Edgar fight this year if possible.
"And then go on another run in 2020."
McGregor has already talked about his interest in fighting Edgar, who he believes has similarities to Khabib in terms of the way he runs on the back foot and shoots on the single leg.
Kavanagh feels Edgar would be a tough challenge for McGregor because of the fighting style he adopts.
He continued: "But it's also one we're somewhat familiar with. Even from his first fight with [Marcus] Brimage.
"This small, fast guy, quick hands, wrestling. But Frankie's just been in there with everybody.
"World champion, beaten legends like 'BJ' Penn and so on. I just think that's a great match for the fans and for me. I'd love to see it."