Will Conor McGregor fight against in the UFC or at the very least, sometime in 2023? That’s been the burning question ever since McGregor broke his leg during a TKO injury loss to Dustin Poirier 18 months ago at UFC 264. According to McGregor’s SBG Ireland training coach, the answer is an emphatic yes.
“I’d be willing to bet my house on it,” Kavanagh said in an interview with The MMA Hour when asked the question “Will Conor McGregor fight again in the UFC?” Although Kavanagh didn’t get into specifics, he did hint at some “interesting negotiations” that were in the works.
“I think there’s some interesting negotiations going along now,” Kavanagh said. “… I absolutely can’t say anything beyond that, but I’m very, very confident we will see Conor back in the octagon.”
McGregor, whose previous match before he broke his leg against Poirier at UFC 264 was a knockout loss to Poirier at UFC 257. McGregor has lost three of his last four bouts going back to October 2018, with his win coming against Donald Cerrone in a first round, 0:40 TKO victory. It is unknown what weight class McGregor will compete in when he makes his return, though there have been plenty of big-name fighters to call him out during his absence such as Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler and Jorge Masdival.
Will Conor McGregor fight again in the UFC? Do you think he’ll make his return in 2023 or even later? Do you believe what his coach John Kavanagh says? Let us know what you think in the comments.