John Kavanagh, the head coach for Conor McGregor, sees a big 2022 on the horizon.
Kavanagh was a guest on Submission Radio recently to discuss McGregor.
The former UFC two-division champion suffered a serious injury in his loss to Dustin Poirier earlier this year. However, he is quickly on the mend and ready to fight.
McGregor mentioned his desire to fight for the lightweight title upon his return, and Kavanagh appears to agree.
“He’s not so much about warm-up fights. He seems pretty warm to me as it is. So, what will come, will come,” Kavanagh said. “Whoever he faces he’ll be highly motivated. It’s clear at this stage Conor has a few quid, he’s got a few dollars in the bank account. So, that’s not the motivating factor at this stage, his motivating factor is competition and to improve himself and to test himself against whoever it is.”
Kavanagh also discussed Max Holloway, who has a nice history with McGregor.
“The funny thing is, I think for guys at Conor’s level and Max’s level and those guys, I don’t even really know why they bother cutting weight anymore, you know? It’s almost like, just let them fight. Cause I’d imagine Max is probably heavier than Conor outside of fighting. I’ve heard stories of him getting up to really high weight. So, why would they agree to fight and then spend eight weeks trying to deplete themselves, trying to get them down to some weight class to fight for some belt?”
“Max has had a few belts, Conor’s had a few belts. So, they’ve done that. Push that to one side. I don’t know if that’s important anymore. Just have them fight at their weight, whatever their weight is. Just let them do it (laughs). Whatever weight they are, let’s go.”