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Coach: McGregor’s return delayed AGAIN, UFC no longer targeting April!



Conor McGregor Delayed

Conor McGregor has been out of action for more than two years. Photo: Gary A. Vasquez – USA TODAY Sports

A while back, MMA superstar Conor McGregor said that the UFC was targeting April for his comeback to the octagon.

Now it seems like the return will be delayed. At least according to the Irishman’s coach John Kavanagh.

“We were hoping for April. That was the hope. That was what we were told. And now it seems to be the summertime,” Kavanagh said Monday on The MMA Hour.

The coach claimed he was very frustrated by the news and said he has no clue why the promotion delayed the fight.

“That’s literally what we were having a bit of a back and forward [about] today.”

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Conor McGregor mental health at stake

Conor McGregor has not competed since July 2021 when he broke his leg in the heated fight against long-time rival Dustin Poirier. The coach is worried that the frustrating delay will have a bad impact on McGregor’s mental health.

“I’m not going to lie. But hearing him today, he’s out there finding this great group of training partners — at least he’s doing that,” Kavanagh said.

“Hey, it’s not quite the same as getting in to compete in front of a large crowd, but at least he’s getting training in, and that’s so important. We heard Volk talk about that, ‘Keep me busy,’ and all that. So I love to hear that he’s training hard with these guys.”

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