UFC Rumors: Conor McGregor plans to stay at welterweight division?

UFC Rumors: Conor McGregor plans to stay at welterweight division?

Looks like UFC champion Conor McGregor is enjoying his time up in the welterweight division that rumors are swirling that he has no plans to going back to his weight division anytime soon, hinting a possible meeting with welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.

McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh told MMA Underground via Fox Sports that McGregor has no plans yet for the featherweight division and stated that the feisty Irishman is juts focusing on his training for his much-anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 slated on Aug. 20 when the UFC debuts at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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“The short answer is I don’t know. I’m very intrigued to see the Aldo and Edgar fight. I hope Aldo is fully recovered from the bad knockout. I thought (Chad) Mendes went back in there really quick after the knockout against Conor. People don’t realize the damage it does — it takes a long time to recover, and I think Mendes went down quicker in that fight because of that. Maybe if he’d let himself rest a bit more he might have had more fight for Edgar,” Kavanagh said.

Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar will meet inside the Octagon on July 9 at UFC 200 in Las Vegas for the interim featherweight champion. It would be remembered that Aldo backed out with his supposed title fight against McGregor that had Nate Diaz stepping in as a last-minute replacement. Kavanagh hopes that Aldo would not come out with a lame excuse to back out of his fight against Edgar.

“I hope that’s not the case for Aldo, (I hope) we get to see a solid version of Aldo and a new kind of improved Edgar, and see what different from the first fight. So yea, let’s see that, and assess after the rematch. It’s kind of those two names and (Max) Holloway kind of in the mix, so it’s an interesting time,” Kavanagh explained.

Though Kavanagh stated that he and McGregor are looking at the featherweight class also they are weighing option on whether to go back and defend the title or go for the bigger fish in the welterweight class say like the champion Robbie Lawler, who already has stated that McGregor should not wish to fight him or else he will take his “soul.” Lawler’s statement meant that he is either calling McGregor out or he wants to send a message to the Irishman that he does not belong in the welterweight.

The future remains bright for Kavanagh and McGregor as the UFC seems to favor them in booking fights that have become a huge ticket and pay-per-view sold out event. They just hope the McGregor would win against Diaz or else both of them will be in deep waters.

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