Conor McGregor took his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 as well as anyone would’ve hoped. He didn’t make excuses for his defeated and vowed to learn from it.
His coach, John Kavanagh, discussed whether Conor plans on taking time off from the octagon vs him fighting at UFC 200.
“I would push for that [UFC 200],” said Kavanagh. “I would like to fight, and that is what he is driven to do. He’s not the guy to go off to sit on the beach for a couple of weeks. He’s just not that way. 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.”
We all know that Rousey went into hiding after her loss to Holly Holm and just now returned to training. Conor is proving that he’s cut from a different cloth but as they say, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.”
All signs point toward both Rousey & McGregor having title fights at UFC 200. If they both walk away holding gold it’d show that every fighter is different and that a champion comes in many builds.
As far as an opponent for Conor is concerned, Kavanagh has a preference in opponent.
“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, but like I said, I’m not the decision-maker on that.”