John Kavanagh believes Conor McGregor should return to mixed martial arts and fight in the middleweight division after the retired Irishman showed off his immaculate physique on social media.
The former two-weight UFC world champion announced his retirement last month after failing to secure what he felt were ‘exciting’ fights against contenders in either the lightweight or welterweight divisions.
Commenting on McGregor’s social media post, Straight Blast Gym founder Kavanagh said The Notorious could move into the 180lb division should he decide to return to action.
McGregor posted a photo of himself looking in tip-top condition with the caption ‘Big Poppa Pump energy’, and Kavanagh responded underneath the post saying: “Skip 170 straight to 185?”
McGregor made his highly-anticipated return to UFC earlier this year when he destroyed Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in just under 40 seconds in a devastating display.
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The Dubliner recently put his personal rivalry with Khabib Nurmagomedov to one side to offer his condolences after the Russian’s father passed away on Friday.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died in hospital, aged 57, owing to complications from COVID-19.
“The loss of a father, a coach, and a dedicated supporter of the sport,” the Irishman wrote. “Condolences and rest in peace Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.”