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Conor McGregor's coach confirms that Jose Aldo title fight WON'T take place in May


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Conor McGregor's SBG coach John Kavanagh has confirmed that the UFC featherweight title will take place in mid-summer rather than May as originally expected.

The date of the eagerly awaited contest has been changed but unfortunately for Irish MMA fans, the venue won't, with the contest to take place in Las Vegas.

Supporters of 'The Notorious' are anxiously waiting on a confirmed date for the contest to book flights to Nevada for what will be one of the biggest sporting events of the summer with Irish involvement.

Speaking on Newstalk this morning, Kavanagh said of the Aldo fight: "It's not 100pc yet. There was talk of a May date but it may actually be later in the year.

"I get a lot of tweets and messages from people wanting to boom their flights and I would just say hold on until the UFC officially announce it.

"Mid-summer maybe... it'll be in Vegas, the fighting capital of the world."

Kavanagh explained why it would not be taking place in Ireland: "It would have to be in a stadium, maybe Croke Park, but the problem with that is you have a curfew of 11pm.

"They did a big event in Stockholm last weekend and it didn't start until 2am Stockholm time, for pay-per-view audiences in the states and also the costs of setting up at Croke Park with big screens etc. It's a financial thing unfortunately.

"We're hoping that we go over there and win the belt and hopefully twist their arm a little bit more and get the first defence in Dublin."

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