Following McGregor’s stoppage victory over Dennis Siver on January 18th, which secured “Notorious” a fight with the featherweight champ, Dana White said the UFC was looking at late May for the bout. Well, McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, has relayed in a recent interview that the highly anticipated fight might not take place then after all.
While appearing on NewsTalk Breakfast, Kavanagh acknowledged that there was “talk of a May date”, but added, the bout could “actually be later in the year.” When the Straight Blast Gym coach was asked about when he expects the bout to take place, he added “mid-summer, maybe.”
The Irish instructor also repeated what White said following UFC FN 59, in that the bout will be held in Las Vegas. McGregor has repeatedly called for the title fight to take place in Dublin’s Croke Park, but White has said there are too many hurdles to overcome, in terms of the city’s curfew and the time difference.
Whenever the bout takes place, it’s sure to be a big, big draw. Aldo hasn’t competed since October, when he scored a unanimous decision win over Chad Mendes.