Saturday 24 February 2018

MMA fans will have to wait a while for Conor McGregor's Irish homecoming

Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Chad Mendes
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Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has revealed that the interim UFC featherweight champion won't be back in Ireland for at least another six weeks due to commitments.

There was speculation about a homecoming event floating around yesterday but the head of Straight Blast Gym (SBG) seemed to be unaware of the speculation.

The Notorious will be busy filming the new season of The Ultimate Fighter over in the States and it is believed that may take up to two months to complete.

"I still think we're a bit of bubble here. I don't really know how big this is yet. Some people have messaged me, you know, saying 'This is going to be something that in 20 years time people will look back and will remember it as a great achievement in Irish sport' and a lot of nice things like that," he said on the MMA Hour.

Kavanagh's thoughts have immediately switched to another one of his fighters with Paddy Holohan facing Vaughan Lee at UFC Fight Night 72 this Saturday night in Glasgow.

"I kind of went straight into UFC Glasgow mindset. And I've always sort of been like that. Win, lose or draw on Saturday night, the sun rises Saturday morning and the job continues.," he added.

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