John Kavanagh spoke with MMA Fighting this week and said that, though it isn’t his decision to make, the fight he most wants to see next for his student Conor McGregor is a rematch with former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Aldo was knocked out by McGregor in just 13 seconds last December, losing his featherweight belt.
McGregor fought again just weeks later at UFC 196, at welterweight, and was tapped-out by Nate Diaz after being rocked on the feet by punches. Despite the loss, McGregor is still the reigning featherweight champion.
Kavanagh certainly is happy that McGregor beat Aldo, but he admitted to being a tad unfulfilled at how quickly the win came."Me personally, maybe the Aldo rematch, I’d like to see that again," he said.
"I just think the first one was great for us, but it was a little bit unfulfilling … a little bit. I think Aldo has a fantastic set of skills, he was a great champion and I didn’t think that quite closed the chapter on that. So, [let’s] see a proper fight.
"I think stylistically it would be a very nice fight to watch and a very good challenge. So that’s my personal opinion."
According to the Straight Blast Gym coach, McGregor is likely to begin training again soon. "He’s not the guy to go off to sit on the beach for a couple of weeks. He’s just not that way," he explained.
"Everything he does is a million miles an hour. His brain works fast, his body works fast. He’s not particularly hurt, no injuries from the fight, no suspension or anything like that. So, a little bit of a rest and I have a lot of ideas in my head — a lot of things I took away from that fight — and I’m very excited to work on that."