Superstar “The Notorious” Conor McGregor lost his professional boxing debut against Floyd “Money” Mayweather on August 26th, but that didn’t affect the shine on the UFC’s super fighter.
But rumors are circulating that lightweight champion Conor Mcgregor may end up fight his rival Diaz for the third time, but coach John Kavanagh have some thoughts on this matchup. He shut down the reports that Conor Mcgregor will be returning to the octagon to fight with rival Diaz 3 is not happening on December 30th at UFC219. He doesn’t foresee this fight rather he has an alternative date.
He has others plans for trilogy fight that hows St Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2018, in New York
“If it was my choice, and I must stress that this is only my choice and that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, it would be Nate Diaz in March,” Kavanagh said (via MMA Fighting). “That’s what I would push towards.”
“I have in my head that it would be a Paddy’s Day card in New York, Nate Diaz 3. I think that would be absolutely amazing. That’s what I would wish for. That’s what I’ll be leaning towards with my 0.1 percent influence when I meet with Conor and Audie (Attar) tomorrow. I want Diaz 3, Paddy’s Day in New York.”
Like other contenders such as Ferguson and Lee, they will likely be more than ready to fight Conor McGregor by March 2018?
“December 30th is definitely not happening,” Kavanagh said. “I don’t know how these things get started, but they have a certain way of gaining momentum. I can also tell you that his manager rang me this morning saying that him and Conor had been in meetings all day. Obviously, tomorrow is when we would start to consider the date.”
Many criticizing Conor Mcgregor for not defending his title in the past but according to coach John Kavanagh “The Notorious” is in a position where he can choose his next opponent.
“At this stage, I mention Diaz and people are shouting, ‘What about Khabib?’ or, ‘What about Tony?’ … And there’s Kevin Lee and some other guys, (people say) ‘They’re due their shot!’”
“Really, Conor doesn’t have to do that anymore. He won the featherweight belt, interim and unified,” Kavanagh said. “He won the lightweight belt. At this stage he’s only doing fights because they’re fun. A big fight build-up and to win that — that will do for me anyway.”
Jon Kavanagh believes why Diaz is the perfect contender for McGregor regarding sport and entertainment.
“For a bunch of reasons (Diaz is the right fight). It’s not just about being the right guy — that’s all amateur level. This is professional, and it’s about entertainment.”