John Kavanagh knows Conor McGregor has a ton of options when he is able to make his return to the Octagon.
McGregor broke his leg in his UFC 264 fight against Dustin Poirier and since then he has been rehabbing his leg. It’s likely he will be able to return sometime in the summer but when he does, it’s uncertain who he will fight. Yet, for Kavanagh, he has a bunch of names that he would like to see McGregor fight.
“I’ll be honest, the Nate Diaz trilogy is very, very tempting,” Kavanagh revealed on The MMA Hour. “It’s a fight that gives me nightmares. The man doesn’t stop coming forward, whether it’s three rounds or five rounds, but it’s an intriguing fight. So that one is definitely very interesting. But also the Tony Ferguson one — it never happened. It was talked about a lot. And Tony still has, I believe, a lot to offer the game. He’s a very unorthodox striker, grappler. I think the buildup would be fun for the fans. So any of those kind of legacy guys.”
Conor McGregor has plenty of options
Not only does Diaz and Ferguson interest Kavanagh, but he also mentions Dan Hooker, Islam Makhachev, and whoever holds the title as possible opponents.
”Look, that division is killer,” Kavanagh said. “Your Dan Hooker’s in there. The Islam [Makhachev] fight would be amazing as well, for obvious reasons. And we have whoever is going to win this belt coming up this Saturday. So, look, any of those names. I’m just excited to see Conor back healthy, training.”
Even though he is on a two-fight losing skid, Conor McGregor still has the big name and will always have people calling him out. With that, as Kavanagh mentions, there are plenty of options for him to fight when he makes his return and when he does return it will be a massive fight.