Kavanagh: Ferguson Fight Is Best Option
While Conor McGregor claims that Georges St-Pierre is on the list of potential opponents, Coach John Kavanagh is a bit more pragmatic in who he thinks is next.
Kavanagh while at the Irish premiere for ‘Conor McGregor: Notorious’ on Wednesday night, claimed that he didn’t see the logic in a fight pitting GSP against McGregor.
Following his win over Kevin Lee, Kavanagh believes that Tony Ferguson is the right fight to make for McGregor.
Kavanagh told MMA Fighting a potential meeting between McGregor and GSP makes no sense.
“He’s fighting at 185. He was a big 170er, but to me athletically it doesn’t make any sense.
“Tony Ferguson is the fight that makes sense at lightweight. I think that lightweight is Conor’s ideal weight class, so Tony is the fight that seems right at the moment.”
And while the alleged pay-per-view numbers for UFC 216 did little to help Ferguson’s cause of getting a date against McGregor, Kavanagh doesn’t think it matters.
“It doesn’t really matter how much Tony draws or doesn’t draw, look at the guy he’s facing. You could put Conor in there against anyone at the moment and people are going to want to watch it.”
“Obviously, GSP is a huge name and he would draw really well, but this weekend might not go his way and that might be a mark against his selling power.
“Regardless of the opponent, I think Conor versus anyone is the biggest fight of all time. It’s all about Conor, he is the sport’s biggest star and the biggest pay-per-view draw at the minute.”