We are already in late September of 2019, and there is still not site of Conor McGregor’s return to UFC.
Sure, “Notorious” did tweet out something referring to a potential comeback on December 14, but UFC president Dana White shut that down.
Still, Conor has been adamant he will return before the year is over, and when he does, his coach John Kavanagh wants him to fight Frankie Edgar.
“I think him and Frankie Edgar would be a great fight,” Kavanagh told The Mac Life. “I think it was in the works when Conor was kind of going on that featherweight tear. He’s an ex-champion, great fighter. Yeah, if it was me, I would love to see the Frankie Edgar fight this year if possible. And then go on another run in 2020.”
“Frankie has a style that’s very difficult to deal with,” Kavanagh said. “But it’s also one we’re somewhat familiar with. Even from his first fight with [Marcus] Brimage. This small, fast guy, quick hands, wrestling. But Frankie’s just been in there with everybody. World champion, beaten legends like B.J. Penn and so on. I just think that’s a great match for the fans and for me. I’d love to see it.”
There are only three more PPV event meaning this year, and two of them already have main events set, with UFC 245 on Dec. 14 the only lacking a headliner, though it already has two title fight sets.
That said, should Conor and Edgar be booked, it’s safe to say it will get headlining duties, even if there is no title on the line.
It’s been close to a year since Conor last fought, but if everything goes as planned we could see the return of the king soon.
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