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John Kavanagh would have to be convinced to work with Conor McGregor again

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

John Kavanagh claims that Conor McGregor would have to convince him to help “The Notorious” to prepare for another fight.

In an interview with Paul Kimmage for the Sunday Independent, Kavanagh stated that he would need a good reason to lead him into battle again.

“Well, he would certainly have to convince me to go again,” said Kavanagh.

“I love the whole journey we’ve had but I’d need a good ‘why’,” he continued. “It might be [Nate] Diaz again because he promised that fight. It might be a rematch with Khabib. But if it was just: ‘Well, they want me to fight that guy’ I think I’d say, ‘I wish you the best.’”

Kavanagh cited McGregor’s young family and the punch that knocked him down during his last outing as reasons he was reluctant for the Irishman to fight again.

“He has a wife and two kids now and I don’t want him taking more hits than he needs to. Khabib hit him with a punch in that fight that he has never been hit with in his career. And even Superman slows down at some stage,” Kavanagh said.

McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 via fourth-round submission this past October.

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