Kavanagh Says McGregor vs. Ferguson Won’t Happen At UFC 249

After Khabib Nurmagomedov announce that he will not be able to defend the lightweight belt against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, scheduled for April 18. the scramble to save the event has proceeded.

During an Instagram live chat, McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh put a stop to those thoughts (via MMAJunkie.com). The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion won’t fight at UFC 249.

“No chance of that,” Kavanagh told ESPN on Friday on Instagram Live. “Ireland is on a pretty strict lockdown (due to coronavirus). Me and Conor have no physical interactions. There’s no physical interaction at the gym. Gyms are shut down.”

Kavanagh say it would be a mistake to rush, especially when fighting someone like Tony Ferguson.

“To try and rush that together, I just don’t think it would be smart,” Kavanagh said. “He certainly isn’t fighting so that he has food for the next six months. That’s not where he is in his life.”

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