John Kavanagh, coach of featherweight contender Conor McGregor, recently did an interview with Ireland’s SevereMMA.
In the interview, Kavanagh predicts that Conor will be able to finish his opponent Dustin Poirier rather easily at this weekend’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas:
“It’s a little bit difficult to call this one, but I can see it being pretty quick,” he said. “There are so many factors that we don’t know that go on behind the scenes that make any fight hard to predict. However, I have had conversations with Conor and we’ve both come to the same conclusions of what’s going on in Dustin’s head. Conor is living rent free in a lot of young guys’ heads.”
Looking past this weekend’s event, Kavanagh predicted that “The Notorious” Conor McGregor will eventually become the UFC’s third multiple division champ:
“It’s hard to put in words why I think he will be remembered as the greatest of all time,” said Kavanagh. “I do think that he will definitely be a two weight world champion, that’s a given, and I think with a certain set of circumstances he will be the first and only three weight division UFC champion. That would be at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.
“It’s not hard for me to imagine that scenario. I think two people have already done it in two weight classes and even then they did in a time that was a little different – the skill set was a little bit lower.
“BJ Penn’s accomplishment was impressive at lightweight and welterweight though. There is an argument that he could’ve done it at featherweight had the division been around longer, but he is done now. I can see Conor doing it at three weight classes anyway.”
“Everyone in the UFC is an ideal opponent for Conor. They really don’t have any idea what’s coming for them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a smothering wrestling style or dynamic striking or submission style. It will make more sense after September 27 what I’m saying, but everybody is an ideal opponent.”Do you think Conor McGregor has the potential to be the UFC’s next multi-division champ? Sound off Penn Nation!