Last week, SBG Ireland striking coach Owen Roddy revealed that the potential fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor Mcgregor is ‘brewing up nicely.’ Now McGregor’s longtime coach, John Kavanagh said in a recent chat with MMA analyst Robin Black (h/t MMA Nytt) to support Roddy’s statement that this matchup is expected to go down before the year-end. (via MMAFighting)
“It’s the obvious fight, as his coach and as a fan,” Kavanagh said. “As a fan of MMA, it’s the fight I want to see as well. I would almost bet anything — almost bet anything — that fight happens before the end of the year.”
“I can’t imagine it not happening,” Kavanagh said.
McGregor has been out of action since scoring a second-round technical knockout win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. His return date has yet to be determined, as he is dealing with his court case charges of assault and criminal mischief following the incident that took place in Brooklyn. He’s scheduled to return in court on July 26th.
Currently, Irishman’s team is negotiating a plea deal, and he’ll likely avoid jail time.
Khabib who went on to win the vacant lightweight title, left by McGregor with a win over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. Since then Khabib took time off spending the last month celebrating Ramadan with family, now he’s ready and guarantees he would destroy Irishman if they meet inside the Octagon.