Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, says there has been some negotiation on the ‘ongoing’ topic of McGregor returning to the UFC.
McGregor’s last MMA match was held on November 2016, when he beat Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, naming him the first fighter in UFC history to hold two title belts in different divisions at the same time.
During his break from the octagon, McGregor took on boxing and entered the ring with undefeated welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather. McGregor lost in the 10th round by TKO in their August 2017 megabout.
“I really have seen the spark back lately […] I think that was directed at other areas of his life for a while, building up his business world — which is completely justified. We all know the hard luck stories of fighters retiring broke. They get pats on the back and they’re forgotten.”
– said John Kavanagh
Before the 29–year–old is even allowed to get back into fighting, he must handle of some legal problems. McGregor has a July 26 court date in New York after he attacked a UFC bus in April following a UFC 223 media event in Brooklyn, per Sports Illustrated.
McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief in the incident, with UFC president Dana White calling it “the most disgusting thing that has happened” in the history of the UFC.
“I am behind him 100 percent. Is he perfect? No. Are you? No. Am I? No. But I know he’s a good person. I’ve seen all the good stuff he’s done. He’s incredibly loyal. He’s a great teammate. What can I say? I support him,”
– John Kavanagh.