John Kavanagh Would Like to See Conor Fight Franke Edgar
Usually, shortly after Conor McGregor posts anything significant to social media in reference to fighting, we hear from his head coach John Kavanagh shortly after. Lately, McGregor has been hinting to a return in combat sports in some unknown capacity. Tweeting a date of December 14th with a location of Dublin, nobody knew exactly how to decent the tweet. However, Kavanagh spoke about what he would want next for McGregor; a matchup against Frankie Edgar.
Coach John Kavanagh Interview
Coach Kavanagh spoke to The Mac Life in an interview as he officially opened the new headquarters of Straight Blast Gym in Dublin.
The reporter asked Kavanagh if he could pick a ‘where when and who’ for Conor’s return fight, who would be select?
“I think him and Frankie Edgar would be a great fight. I think it was in the works when Conor was kind of going on that featherweight tear. He’s an ex-champion, great fighter. Yeah, if it was me, I would love to see the Frankie Edgar fight this year if possible. And then go on another run in 2020,” said Kavanagh.
He later explained why he thinks the matchup would be good for McGregor.
“(Frankie Edgar is) This small, fast guy, quick hands, wrestling. But Frankie’s just been in there with everybody. World champion, beaten legends like B.J. Penn and so on. I just think that’s a great match for the fans and for me. I’d love to see it.”
Even Conor had admitted that Edgar’s style would be the closest he could get in preparation to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor and Edgar Linked Towards Each Other
Earlier in the year, McGregor rattled off a list of opponents that he would want to face in his return and Edgar’s name was part of the agenda. Not only is McGregor down for the matchup, but Edgar has already said that he would go to whatever weight was necessary in order to fight Conor.
If John Kavanagh, McGregor, and Edgar are all on board, perhaps so should the fans. Although MMA supporters expected Conor to get back into Lightweight title contention against a high ranked competitor like Justin Gaethje, it might be best for the UFC to simply book Conor.
It might be best to keep Conor way from anyone who has potentially secured an immediate title shot. The return of Conor feels like it is getting closer and whoever the opponent is, the fans are ready.