The godfather of Irish MMA John Kavanagh spoke in a recent interview in which he gave his dream scenario for a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
We’re now well into the month of February and still, we have virtually no idea what the future holds for the sport of MMA’s biggest star, Conor McGregor.
With his lightweight title now on the verge of being stripped due to his inactivity, it looks increasingly likely that UFC 223’s main-event will see Tony Ferguson and his great rival Khabib Nurmagomedov fight for the undisputed belt.
Talks of a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz, a jump back up to 170lbs and even an MMA rematch with Floyd Mayweather have been rampant in recent times but until we hear from the man himself, nothing can be known for sure.
His coach John Kavanagh spoke to TheMacLife.com in a recent interview where he touched on the popular topic that is the apparent discussions that are happening between the UFC and Floyd Mayweather that would see the legendary boxer make his MMA debut.
And though, like us, he sees the notion of Floyd facing McGregor as ridiculous, he did at least humour the idea and give some insight into how his team would do it, both in terms of placing the bout within Conor’s schedule and the actual fighting itself.
“Now, let’s be realistic here. If the fight was to happen, I would nearly be saying to Conor and pushing Conor to say, let’s book that two or three weeks before a real one.
“I’d almost insist that in that fight Conor shoots a double leg early, because I’d be almost annoyed if he went in there and put him away quickly with MMA striking.
“We need to see jiu-jitsu in that fight. He needs to be in the mount slapping [Floyd] about a little bit. So it would be, I think, such a straight, easy fight that we could train realistically for it and then do a competitive MMA fight on the backend of it.
“I know that probably comes across a certain way, but I can only say what I’m thinking, I can only say what I feel if that was to happen, it’s not the type of fight that Conor’s gonna have to do a real specific 12 weeks for, and then take three or four months off afterwards, and completely get ready for another one.
“You could kind of do that one and fit it in on the night of his real fight.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena