Mcgregor took on Mayweather Jr in a multi-million-pound boxing match suffer a 10th-round TKO loss in their boxing pay-per-view match in Las Vegas last August.
The bout was widely criticised by many in the combat sports world because of Notorious lack of professional boxing experience.
It was nearly a done deal for Mcgregor to fight Nate Diaz when returns to Octagon, but it seems like the shine is dull now as per coach the plans are changed now, and more buzz around Tony Ferguson heated up.
Coach John Kavanagh was speaking to the Daily Star, where he warns everyone that they will be dealing a better version of Mcgregor when he returns to the UFC.
“To be honest, some of the things we’ve come away with from the Mayweather fight. When would an MMA guy have a chance to take six months just to focus on one aspect of MMA? Never is the answer, they’re always trying to work on everything. But when he does return to the Octagon, his hands are going to be a lot better than what they were. And I’m excited to see that.”
“You know, I was rolling with him two weeks ago and I was wondering how his jiu jitsu would be. And I was very annoyed that he took my back and choked me. So, he hasn’t lost too much there. Of course, he has to tighten up there before he goes to fight in the Octagon again. But he really does love grappling. Even in the lead up to the Mayweather fight, he would still kind of ask you about wrestling or jiu jitsu. And he’d say, ‘Hey, look at this.’ I know it’s in his head all the time although he wasn’t physically training it. I know mentally he’s still thinking about it.”
Conor McGregor, 21-3, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since claiming the lightweight title at UFC 205 where defeated Alvarez by second-round technical knockout in November 2016.
His next bout is expected to be a lightweight title unification bout with interim 155lbs champion Tony Ferguson. But it seems like the coach is still planting seeds for this bout to happen.
UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley eyes on Nate Diaz fight so should we think Diaz trilogy fight with Mcgregor is totally out of surface now. Time will tell who fights who.