Conor McGregor has been out of the fight game for a long time; his fans are eagerly waiting for his return. As for now, we do have some clarity on when he will return. McGregor said he looks forward to fighting in December; however, his manager said a return in 2023 is unlikely and that they are more positive about the early phase of 2024.
McGregor’s Coach, John Kavanagh, recently spoke about McGregor’s willingness to fight again and said that McGregor trains every now and then and is very hungry to make a return.
John Kavanagh on Conor McGregor’s motivation levels
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, John Kavanagh revealed how motivated Conor McGregor is, based on a recent conversation he had with him.
“What’s his motivation at this stage? I guess you have to ask him, but it’s definitely something I’ve wondered about,” Kavanagh said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “When you’ve won the belt, and you’ve got all the money, what keeps you coming back? There’s only one thing that makes sense to me.
If you can tell me something else, I’d love to hear it: You just love it. You just really enjoy it. If you take away somebody’s financial motivation for doing something, you really learn what they want to do. He didn’t pick up golf.
He didn’t start doing fishing. He’s not someone to go on six-month type holidays. Wherever he goes, there’s a gym with him with his trainers and nutritionists. That’s been since the leg break. Nothing has changed since then.
Kavanagh further said: “Just today, I sent him a message, and he sent me a message back on the mats rolling with a black belt where he is now, he’s training away and very hungry. I’m looking forward to the return next year, whenever that date is. I don’t know where or when it is, but I am looking forward to that inevitable return”.