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Conor McGregor’s Coach Wants Him To Fight Frankie Edgar In UFC Return Bout

Conor McGregor’s Coach Wants Him To Fight Frankie Edgar In UFC Return Bout

John Kavanagh believes that Conor McGregor should avoid a UFC return bout with Dustin Poirier in favour of fighting Frankie Edgar.

The Irish MMA superstar, 31, has hinted that he will return to the octagon before the end of 2019 and has had a heated rivalry with Poirier on social media.

But McGregor's coach insisted that the 'Notorious' facing off against the 37-year-old Edgar "would be a great fight."

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The 42-year-old Irish MMA coach 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."

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Edgar had previously emerged as an opponent for McGregor when the Irishman KO'd Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight championship in 2015.

Speaking about his return to the octagon in the summer, McGregor mentioned that Edgar was someone who he would be interested in fighting.

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According to Kavanagh, Edgar would be a tough challenge for McGregor as he has a "style that's very difficult to deal with."

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He continued: "But it's also one we're somewhat familiar with. Even from his first fight with [Marcus] Brimage.

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"This small, fast guy, quick hands, wrestling. But Frankie's just been in there with everybody.

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"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."

UFC president Dana White has since responded to McGregor's tweet that hinted at his UFC return in Dublin.

McGregor, who fought in October last year against Khabib Nurmagomedov, has been keen for a rematch against the UFC lightweight champ.

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But UFC legend Georges St-Pierre believes that Tony Ferguson should fight Khabib ahead of the 'Notorious.'

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Frankie Edgar, Dustin Poirier, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, John Kavanagh, UFC, jose aldo, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]