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John Kavanagh Says Conor McGregor’s Deciding On His Next Move

January 7, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh discussed McGregor’s plans for 2018 and more in a new interview with MMAjunkie. Highlights are below:

On Conor McGregor’s status as lightweight champion: “Conor’s still the champion. They can say what they want – I have his belt at home, actually. He’s still the champion. He’s making the decision on what makes sense for the next move. It’s kind of early days yet. We’re just watching how that has developed while he’s been away; he’s had other going things on. Let’s see what happens in 2018. I’m excited about it, anyway.”

On McGregor training again: “I’m happy to see him back just regular training. He had a lot going on in his life, a lot of stuff outside of fighting was going on in his life. He seems to be getting the hang of all that. He’s back training almost everyday now.”

On McGregor’s plans for 2018: “I think 2018 will be another big year for us. Exactly what that is, I don’t know yet. The plan is forming, but as they say, stay tuned. … My opinion, I’ll be pushing very hard for MMA. The boxing was a nice detour from what we’ve done, but mixed martial arts is my passion. If I have anything to do with it, he’ll be in the octagon this year.”