Even in defeat, Conor McGregor managed to come off as an asset to the sport following Saturday night’s main event against Nate Diaz.
McGregor said he would take the loss “on the chin,” but that he would be back. He held his head high and answered every question directed at him. And in the end, he lived by his word of being “humble in victory or defeat.”
Same goes for his coach at SBG Ireland, John Kavanagh, who was a guest on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. Kavanagh reiterated McGregor’s words about picking himself up and moving on. Yet when asked what the next move would be for the Irish firebrand — who is just a couple of years has become one the UFC’s most marketable stars — he said he wasn’t sure just yet.
“There’s a few offers there,” he told Ariel Helwani. “That’s really for Conor to decide, I’m really just the guy in the background. Whatever he says I’m happy to get ready for. We spoke to someone before that he seems to have this weird genetics that he can look great at 170 and he can make 145. It’s just a weird body type, I’m not sure how it works. But he can, and he always looks a bit scary on the scales, no doubt about it. But then you see him the next day and he looks fine. He has that ability to compete at 145, 155 or 170 I think.
“I’ll be curious to see what the fans want. Because at the end of the day that’s what we’re doing it for, is the fans. It’s entertainment, and let’s see what the fans think is the most interesting thing for him to do next and we’ll prepare and do our best.”
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