Coach wants Conor McGregor to face Frankie Edgar in his UFC comeback fight

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Conor McGregor's coach has given his opinion as to who his client should face when he makes his UFC comeback.

MMA fans are just waiting for the day which Conor McGregor announces his UFC return and exactly who he will face after almost a year away from the Octagon.

Plenty of potential opponents have thrown their hat in the ring to face him, and Notorious himself has named a few fighters he would like to face too.

Now, McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, has named who he would like to see his client face once he returns to the Octagon.

Kavanagh said during an interview with The Mac Life that he would love to see McGregor face Frankie Edgar, and he believes the fight could take place before the year is over.

He said: "I think him and Frankie Edgar would be a great fight. I think it was in the works when Conor was kind of going on that featherweight tear. He's an ex-champion, great fighter.

"Yeah, if it was me, I would love to see the Frankie Edgar fight this year if possible, and then go on another run in 2020."

Both McGregor and Edgar have expressed an interest in fighting each other over the past couple of months, so it could just be a waiting game before UFC books this fight.


Notorious may have tweeted as to when and where he would like to fight next recently as well. Last week, he sent a cryptic tweet which read 'Dublin December 14th'.

However, the possibility of him fighting in Dublin on this day has already been ruled out by Dana White since UFC 245 takes place in Las Vegas on that date.

McGregor hasn't fought for UFC since he lost in a UFC Lightweight Championship fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October last year.

Edgar, on the other hand, last fought in July, where he lost to Max Holloway at UFC 240 in a UFC Featherweight Championship fight. 

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