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Long-time coach “willing to bet house” on McGregor returning in 2023



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“The Notorious” Conor McGregor. Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like UFC superstar Conor McGregor will be back in the octagon in 2023.

That’s according to his coach John Kavanagh, who recently spoke to Ariel Helwani at The MMA Hour.

“I’d be willing to bet my house on it,” Kavanagh said about the chances of seeing “The Notorious” fighting in the UFC during 2023.

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Conor McGregor needs motivation

The long-time coach explained that in order for McGregor to find motivation and get back in a fight camp, it will take an opponent of a special caliber.

“What matters to me is that, let’s say I’m seeing Conor this week and we’re chatting and he says a few names and I see a name particularly gets the eyes open, particularly gets his pacing up and down the living room and showing me what he’s going to do and what he’s not going to do. That would be absolutely the most important thing for me, is that it’s a name that’s going to excite him,” Kavanagh said.

The SBG Ireland coach doesn’t believe a big check will be the factor.

“Is that really going to motivate him? I don’t think so. He has a couple championship belts. Is that it? I don’t think so. So I think it’s more going to be a particular opponent, a particular skill set and how it matches up against him.”

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