Conor McGregor’s trainer jokes that UFC star could return for MIDDLEWEIGHT and rules out ‘warm-up fights’ on return

CONOR McGREGOR is too ‘delighted’ that he can return to middleweight – but will skip the ‘warm-up matches’ on his return.

The Irish tennis player has achieved the weight recently as he continues to recover from his horrific leg break in July.

Conor McGregor is'oversized' when he can return to middleweight


Conor McGregor is ‘oversized’ when he can return to middleweightCredit: Instagram / @thenotoriousmma
Conor McGregor will play'warm up match' in his return


Conor McGregor will play ‘warm up match’ in his returnCredit: Instagram / @thenotoriousmma

McGregor has just started hitting the pads again after surgery and focus on strength training instead.

And now he’s grown to the point where his head coach John Kavanagh has joked that he can fight in middleweight, and that the pair will be reunited again soon.

Kavanagh told Radio submissions: “He’s going back to the gym, he’s going to be back on the carpet now in the next couple of weeks with me.

“He’s doing a lot of strength training at the moment. He’s very fit. I think he’ll come back as a middleweight (laughs).

“But he’ll be back on the mat with me now and we’ll start over with combat sports training.”

McGregor, 33, made his debut back in January and was knocked out in a rematch with Dustin Porier, 32, whom he beat in 2014.


But in the trilogy seven months later, he suffered further suffering after breaking his tibia seconds before the end of the first half.

That he was lost by doctor stopped and then knifed in Los Angeles before returning home to Ireland.

McGregor has hinted at a fourth war with Poirier, who challenged for the lightweight title against champion Charles Oliveira, 32, on Dec.

But Michael Chandler, 35, and Max Holloway, 30, beaten by McGregor in 2013, are the others who have named the former two-weight champion.

Whoever he has to face next year will be his big-money opponent, with money no longer the main driver.

He is practicing a lot at the moment. The guy was arrested. I think he will come back as a middleweight.

John Kavanagh jokes about Conor McGregor’s frame

Kavanagh says: He doesn’t like warm-up fights.

“He seems pretty warm to me. So what comes will have to come. He has hundreds of opponents lined up, it will appear.

“But let’s get back to training, get our feet checked and everything checked, and when the time comes, I’m sure he won’t be short of options.

“Whoever he’s up against, he’s going to be highly motivated. Obviously at this stage, Conor has some money, he has a few dollars in the bank account.

“So it’s not a motivating factor at this stage, his motivating factor is to compete and to improve himself as well as to test himself against anyone.”

Conor McGregor and his head coach John Kavanagh


Conor McGregor and his head coach John Kavanagh Conor McGregor’s trainer jokes that UFC star could return for MIDDLEWEIGHT and rules out ‘warm-up fights’ on return

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