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Conor McGregor’s Coach Drops Cryptic Hint Over His UFC Return With Michael Jordan Comparison

Adnan Riaz

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Conor McGregor’s Coach Drops Cryptic Hint Over His UFC Return With Michael Jordan Comparison

Conor McGregor's coach has teased fans with the ex-UFC superstar's return to fighting by comparing his retirement to basketball icon Michael Jordan's.


But John Kavanagh has now dropped a cryptic hint on Twitter that McGregor's retirement could be short-lived.

McGregor's head trainer pointed out that Jordan retired from basketball in 1993 before making his sensational return to the sport two years later.

"At age 31 Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the 1993-94 NBA season, he returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995-96 NBA season," Kavanagh tweeted.

Some eagle-eyed fans immediately connected the dots between 'MJ' and McGregor's retirement ages.

One fan tweeted: "Is that a Conor McGregor comeback hint coach?"

While another asked: "Is Conor the MJ of MMA?"

A third said: "I see what you are doing here, John."

And a fourth fan added: "Lots of exciting MMA and boxing matches left in him."

Jordan announced his initial retirement from basketball in October 1993, only three months after his father was tragically murdered.

The 57-year-old ex-Chicago Bulls superstar cited one of the reasons for leaving the sport was due to his lack of desire in playing basketball.

McGregor ended his two-year MMA hiatus in January when he secured a sensational first-round victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

But the 'Notorious' admitted in a recent interview that MMA "does not excite me" and he has become "bored" of the sport.

Featured Image Credit: PA/John Kavanagh

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, John Kavanagh, UFC, Michael Jordan, MMA

Adnan Riaz
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