John Kavanagh states that Conor McGegor's injury won't keep him out for long

Injury concerns had meant there was a possibility he might not fight again in 2016

BY Raf Diallo 13:46 Thursday 25 August 2016, 13:46 25 Aug 2016

Conor McGregor with coach John Kavanagh between rounds Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Hogan

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has suggested that the UFC fighter will be ready for action again in a week's time.

A leg injury sustained during the UFC202 victory over Nate Diaz, with a UFC medical suspension initially giving him a six-month return-to-action timescale and little chance of fighting again in 2016.

But in an impromptu Q&A on Twitter, Kavanagh says the wait won't be anywhere as long as that. 

As for the next fight for McGregor, Kavanagh said his own preference would be a title challenge for the UFC lightweight belt at 155lb. 




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