John Kavanagh thinks Conor McGregor could return as a middleweight

John Kavanagh thinks Conor McGregor could return as a middleweight

CONOR MCGREGOR'S coach John Kavanagh has given the public an update of the fighters current injury status.

McGregor suffered a leg break in the rematch with Dustin Poirier, but McGregor is raring to go says Kavanagh.

Kavanagh was speaking to Submission Radio about the Crumlin natives condition. He says that McGregor’s rehabilitation has been mostly around weight training, Kavanagh believes a return to the matt is just around the corner

“I was only speaking to him a couple of hours ago, he’s going to be back in the gym in the next couple of weeks with me,” Kavanagh said.

“He’s doing a lot of strength training at the moment, the guy’s jacked, I think he’s coming back as a middleweight but he’ll be back on the mats with me shortly and we’ll start off with combat sports training. ”

He also said that McGregor is keen to get back to full-on training, but couldn't give a timeframe of when that will happen.

“We’ll start with drills. I actually joked with him, I said, ‘I’d rather if we just started off with some techniques, some drills, see how you’re going’ and he’s like ‘No, I’m going to do five by five, that’s what I’m coming back to do.’ I’m like, ‘Oh great, we’re straight into full combat training again.’

“He’s very enthusiastic, very upbeat, very excited to attack 2022 and I’m not sure when he’ll be back but he’ll be back.”

McGregor has taken to twitter to call out his potential opponent or opponents, but Kavanagh has nothing to do with the selection process and has distanced himself from any potential match making process.

“I don’t really involve myself in that anymore. He’s got a hundred opponents lined up, it would appear.

“Let’s just get back to training, let’s test the leg and when the time comes I’m sure he won’t be short of choice.”