A few months back, there were rumblings that not everything was right as rain in the highly-successful partnership between Conor McGregor and his head trainer, John Kavanagh.
“Notorious” was allegedly not happy and was contemplating switching things up for his training camps moving forward, which could have potentially included a change in head trainers.
But that simply isn’t the case, as John — leader of Straight Blast Gym in Dublin, Ireland — himself says that when Conor makes his way back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) cage, he will be in his corner.
“I’m sure I’ll be there, we talk almost daily,” said John during a recent interview with the Irish Mirror. “He doesn’t have a fight lined up yet but as soon as he does we’ll get the old gang back together and starting plotting, training and I’m sure he’ll steal the show again, which I’ve no doubt he’ll do,” he concluded.
Conor hasn’t competed since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October, coming up short in his bid to capture the lightweight title once again.
Afterward, the two camps were involved in an ugly-post fight brawl that resulted in the suspension of both fighters, which Khabib getting benched for five months while “Notorious” was handed six months and a hefty fine.
According to UFC president Dana White, Conor is set to make his return later this summer against an opponent that is yet-to-be determined. But all signs seem to be pointing toward a highly-intriguing showdown against top contender Justin Gaethje.
Whoever he faces, it’s good to know McGregor will have his old team back to help him get prepared.
Everyone except for Owen Roddy, as the longtime striking coach for SBG parted ways with the famed camp last year.
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