Kavanagh Not Happy With UFC Decision
Conor McGregor has not made an official statement about the UFC’s decision to have him relinquish his featherweight belt but his coach John Kavanagh had this to say when asked in an interview with RED FM (h/t Severe MMA) Tuesday morning.
"It was a very messy set of circumstances which led to doing it," Kavanagh said. "They lost a main event (at UFC 206) and then they haphazardly threw together a new main event."
"They felt they had to make this for a title in order for it to sell so they brought in another interim title that Jose Aldo already has and then bumped Jose Aldo up to the current undisputed champion. Which just seems ridiculous to me," Kavanagh said.
"Conor has only been 11 months since he won that title. There have been many, many examples of fighters waiting 15 months, 18 months before defending it. He’s 11 months and they stripped him of it. I thought it was very shortsighted by the UFC how they went about doing it."
Kavanagh is very close to Conor and his reaction cannot be far off from how McGregor feels but The Notorious One’s silence on the matter is deafening. The UFC should be shaking in their boots because they poked the tiger and they are probably not going to like what he has to say when he finally speaks out on the matter.