MMA fans last saw McGregor inside the UFC Octagon in November 2016, when he defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to capture the UFC lightweight title. At the time, McGregor was also the UFC’s featherweight king, making him the first-ever fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously.
In 2017, Mcgregor only fought his debut multi-million boxing debut against undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr., and loss that fight via 10th-round TKO back in August.
As of now, there’s no indication when, where, or how McGregor will return, but one thing is certain: The world will be watching.
Compared to when he lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, when McGregor was obsessed with avenging his loss in an immediate rematch, the Irishman seems willing to move on from the Mayweather bout and has hinted at a return to MMA.
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh recently spoke with Express Sport about how his Trainee mindset is slightly different in losing to Mayweather when compared to when he lost against Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
“I think it’s different,” Kavanagh said. “After the Nate loss, it was an obsession.
“From five minutes of being inside the Octagon, the ball had already started rolling in ensuring his next fight was going to be against Nate.
“I don’t see that same level of interest in the Mayweather rematch.
“Not that he would turn it down if it was offered. But certainly not in the same way that he was for the Diaz fight.”
After shutting down the rumors of a potential boxing match with Manny Pacquiao, McGregor followed up on social media with a photo of him rolling on the mats training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at John Kavanagh’s SBG Ireland.
What do you guys think whats going on in Mcgegor’s frame of mind about Nate Diaz and Mayweather’s loss? Recently he hinted his next bout would be in MMA. If he returns who will be his opponent? Share your thoughts.