Coach John Kavanagh has revealed to the Sunday Independent that he would need to be convinced to corner Conor McGregor in another fight.
In an interview with Paul Kimmage, the SBG owner admitted that he would need a good reason in order to team up with the Notorious for another bout, reasoning that he doesn't want his fighter to take more hits than he needs to:
He would certainly have to convince me to go again. I love him. I love the whole journey we've had but I'd need a good 'why'.
It might be Diaz again because he promised that fight. It might be a rematch with Khabib. But if it was just: 'Well, they want me to fight that guy' I think I'd say, 'I wish you the best.'
I'll come back to my reasoning. He has a wife and two kids now and I don't want him taking more hits than he needs to. Khabib hit him with a punch in that fight that he has never been hit with in his career. And even Superman slows down at some stage.
McGregor himself has promised that he will return to either boxing or MMA in 2019, though his exact move is still very much up in the air.
2019 is when we launch in the U.K and Australia!
2019 is when I will also be back inside the OctaRing!
We are very excited!
Thank you for the support brother ? https://t.co/jVm7ujWIvq
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 25, 2018
UFC boss Dana White has suggested a rematch with Dustin Poirier, a man McGregor roundly beat in 2014 on his way to capturing the featherweight title, though its hard to imagine that fight would be as big a draw as a match-up with Nate Diaz or Khabib Nurmagomedov.