Whilst McGregor and the UFC continue to go back and forth as to whether or not the UFC Featherweight Champion will or won’t appear at #UFC200, we now have heard from the fighters coach and have his views on what he thinks will happen.
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh was on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani today and is still optimistic that the fight between McGregor and Diaz will still happen.
“I’m 51 percent optimistic and 49 percent pessimistic, if you want to know my feelings on it,”
Kavanagh also questioned the real need for his athlete to make a trip all the way to the States just for a press conference and thinks there could have been some compromise.
“The way the world is now, you don’t have to be physically at places to be involved in things, I don’t know what this obsession is with Vegas. UFC is a global sport, not a Vegas sport. I don’t see why everything has to be done there.”
Kavanagh is also hopeful that things can get resolved between the promotion and Conor for the fans.
“Is there anyone in the MMA world that didn’t want to see that fight?” Was there the need to spend $10 million on that ad?”