John Kavanagh Wants To See ‘Actions Not Words’ From Conor McGregor

In the last week, Conor McGregor has been making headlines again in the MMA world. But unlike many occasions in the last couple of years, these headlines have been about MMA related. After he announced that he will be returning at UFC 246 on January 18th, both Dana White and ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone himself, confirmed that the UFC is working on a fight between him and McGregor.

Speaking to ESPN (as transcribed by, Conor’s coach John Kavanagh, said that he believes that there will be an announcement imminently.

“Like Dana said nothing is one hundred percent until all contracts are signed. I do, as far as I am aware all parties have agreed more or less in principle. There may be a few kinks to be ironed out. But, as far as I am aware, hopefully, an announcement is imminent.”

And Kavanagh can’t wait for it to be made official, so they can go ‘full steam ahead’ into their training camp.

“I’m just happy to see him back competing and is in a great mindset. We are training away, chipping away. It is eleven weeks tomorrow and ticking all the boxes. I can’t wait for the announcement so we can be full steam ahead. But, I am sure it is, I actually had in my head maybe during this event they are going to do an ad or something, I don’t know, maybe that is coming.”

Kavanagh has been happy to see his man say all the right things lately, but now wants to see McGregor’s actions match his words.

“Actions not words so let’s just do it in 2020. I feel I’ve been talking about it for two years or something. He is very pumped up, I like how he is talking about it being a season and has three fights in mind. First on January 18th, then April, then September. I haven’t heard that type of very structured talk for him in a long time. But, let’s do actions not words.”

McGregor last fought at UFC 229, just over one year ago, when he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov. After this fight, there were rumours that the former UFC two division champion would leave SBG Ireland, if he were to fight again. However, Kavanagh later reassured Conor’s fans that there was no rift between the two.

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