John Kavanagh Predicts Conor McGregor Will Return In Summer Of 2022

Conor McGregor and John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor’s long-time coach John Kavanagh has stated his belief that Conor McGregor will be ready to return in the Summer of next year after fully healing up from the broken leg he suffered against Dustin Poirier back in July.

“I would say early summer,” Kavanagh told MMAJunkie. “I think he’s on target for that.

“I’ll be meeting him, he’s back in Dublin now, so I’ll see him when I go back home to Ireland. I’m sure we’ll have a Proper 12 to celebrate Christmas, and then set a time for making a comeback.”

McGregor has made a lot of progress in his recovery already, but Kavanagh says it’ll still be some time before he’s ready to begin full training again.

“We’re not back to MMA training yet, but he can do all the strength and conditioning, and he’s being sensible about the approach of it.

“I do a little bit of talks at local schools in Dublin and I will always use him as an example of what we can do in life when we get setbacks. There’s nobody that comes back better than him. There’s nobody that uses losses to fuel themself to learn new things about their body, to learn new things about training, and come back and do very well.”

And as things stand, despite the setbacks he’s endured, Kavanagh doesn’t envisage that the 33-year-old will be hanging up his gloves any time soon.

““He has his wins, he has his losses, but he’s never going to quit.  He always picks himself back up again and goes back in. That’s really, for me, is what life’s all about. We’re all going to have failures, we’re all going to have setbacks.”



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