If it were up to John Kavanagh, his charge Conor McGregor would return later this year, but not against Khabib Nurmagomedov, but a fellow former lightweight champion.
“I think him and Frankie Edgar would be a great fight,” Kavanagh told The Mac Life. “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.”
Edgar, coming off a loss to Max Holloway at UFC 240, eyed a move back to featherweight for his next fight, but may stay at 155-pounds to fight McGregor.
“Frankie has a style that’s very difficult to deal with,” Kavanagh said.
“But it’s also one we’re somewhat familiar with. Even from his first fight with [Marcus] Brimage. This small, fast guy, quick hands, wrestling. But Frankie’s just been in there with everybody. World champion, beaten legends like B.J. Penn and so on. I just think that’s a great match for the fans and for me. I’d love to see it.”