Conor’s Head Coach Changes His Mind On McGregor’s Next Opponent

It would appear that SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh has changed his mind on wanting Conor McGregor’s octagon return to be face-to-face with Nate Diaz. Now the head coach his setting his sights on another fighter.

Fight fans have been patiently waiting to see what will be UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s next move. The fighter recently made his professional boxing debut in a match up against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While “Notorious” suffered a TKO loss, the fighter still walked away with the payday of his career. Now the UFC lightweight champion is expected to be making a return to the octagon.

As provided by Daily Star, John Kavanagh explained why he has his sights now set on UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson rather than Nate Diaz.

“Well I’ve been vocal about seeing the Diaz trilogy. But I have to say, over time, my opinion has changed on that.

“I kind of hoped that maybe Diaz would stay active and do one or two fights in the meantime. He hasn’t, whereas Tony Ferguson has.

“He’s been very busy and has been very vocal and he keeps on winning – and you have to respect that.

“He keeps on coming through these fights and winning.

“So it has changed from me being most excited about the Diaz trilogy to now I wanna see him and Tony.”

Nate Diaz has faced off against McGregor on two occasions. The fighter first choked out “Notorious,” before later suffering a close decision loss to the fighter. Now 1-1 in their rivalry, a trilogy rematch between the two is a highly anticipated match up for many fight fans.