John Kavanagh has dropped a big hint that Conor McGregor is back in training ahead of a possible return to UFC.
The ‘Notorious’ has not fought in the Octagon since his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, announcing he was hanging up his gloves five months later.
But it appears his retirement may have been short lived after he signed off a recent social media post with the caption: “Onwards we go. Happy Tuesday everyone.”
And the Irishman’s MMA coach Kavanagh, referring to his to his Straight Blash Gym where McGregor usually trains, tweeted: “Due to reasons @SBG_Ireland is no longer open to non-members during the hours of 10am to 4pm. Please feel free to drop in outside these hours for pics or to visit our shop etc. Thank you for your understanding.”
Speculation that McGregor will return has not been confirmed, and there is no suggestion as to who he will be fighting, but American UFC fighter Donald Cerrone is the frontrunner to be his next opponent.
McGregor, 31, recently reflected on his career-defining victory against Eddie Alvarez in 2016.
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3 years ago today I became a multiple time, multiple-weight World champion at Madison Square Garden, New York City. What a moment in my life. To capture the double once. Wow! To do it twice. Lord have mercy I often look at this second picture and imagine how trippy that view must be for my father. Looking up at his son after doing exactly shot for shot what I told him I would do. I even done it no hands the second time. I will credit hard work for this moment but it’s not just that. Hard work alone is not enough. We can all work hard for a minute. It’s the consistency to do it over and over and over again that will lead you to these iconic moments. Year after year of focused work! I worked hard my last two fights. No doubt. But without consistency, I fell short. All amazing and valuable lessons going forward on this journey that is Martial Life! Onwards we go… Happy Tuesday everyone.
He wrote on Instagram: “3 years ago today I became a multiple-time, multiple-weight world champion at Madison Square Garden, New York City. What a moment in my life.
“To capture the double once. Wow! To do it twice. Lord have mercy.
“We can all work hard for a minute. It’s the consistency to do it over and over and over again that will lead you to these iconic moments. Year after year of focused work!”