John Kavanagh has long been a detractor in Conor McGregor cutting back down again to 145 pounds. McGregor’s coach still feels that way and now, for him, there is even more reason for the Irishman to never see the featherweight division again.
“I really don’t see the point in it,” Kavanagh told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “With all due respect to the 45 guys, especially after that fight with Nate, what are they going to do? What’s anyone going to do to him? I just think anyone he fights at that weight class, it’s almost like he’s cheating with the amount of power he has. He can make the weight, don’t get me wrong about that. And he might do it, just to spite me.”
McGregor is the featherweight champion, though. UFC president Dana White has said that if he doesn’t go back down there and take a unification bout with interim champ Jose Aldo that McGregor’s belt would be stripped. That doesn’t seem to be something McGregor wants, either. He has said he’ll go back down, he just doesn’t know when. The Aldo fight doesn’t seem to be of interest to him right now.
Kavanagh feels that way, too. McGregor knocked out Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194 back in December. If Frankie Edgar beat Aldo at UFC 200 last month, that would have been a different story.
“Unfortunately those guys didn’t keep up their end of the bargain,” Kavanagh said. “They had to go out there and prove they deserved it, prove that they had improved and go out there and beat Aldo and they didn’t. The fight was even more one-sided than their first contest. I guess Aldo had learned from the last time.”
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