“He’s as sharp as ever!” Team Conor McGregor gives exciting update and predicts fight to end in two rounds

Conor McGregor's coach gives update on the training camp of the Irishman.

“He’s as sharp as ever!” Team Conor McGregor gives exciting update and predicts fight to end in two rounds

John Kavanagh provides an update on Conor McGregor's training (via Imago)

Conor McGregor is closer to an MMA return now more than ever. The fans have waited almost three years for the return of ‘The Notorious.’ The training camp has started for the Michael Chandler fight, and coach John Kavanagh gave some exciting updates about the Irish fighter’s training.

John Kavanagh painted an intriguing picture of McGregor’s preparations for his highly anticipated return against Michael Chandler. Kavanagh has trained McGregor since the beginning. He exuded confidence as he provided fans with an exciting update on McGregor’s form. They are set to fight at welterweight on June 29.

He's as sharp as ever!.. I said this from the start. I see similarities to the Mendes fight. I would be surprised if it went two rounds.
John Kavanagh via Severe MMA

The training camp will ultimately decide which McGregor fight fans get to witness on fight night. The Irishman’s penchant for highlight-reel finishes has become the stuff of legend. Kavanagh’s prediction only serves to stoke the flames of anticipation. Fight fans may even potentially see McGregor vs. Chandler as a debut 165-pound championship fight.

Conor McGregor last fought back in 2021. The time off is concerning as McGregor has never fought well after a layoff. He lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018 after more than a year of sitting on the sidelines. The same thing happened when he faced Dustin Poirier for the second time. There is cause for concern, but the Irishman only needs to land one punch with his iconic left hand to put opponents away.

Conor McGregor’s sparring partner predicts McGregor vs. Chandler

Conor McGregor has started to train and spar more rigorously in anticipation of his UFC return. McGregor’s recent sparring partner, Brendan Loughnane, painted a vivid picture of what fans can expect on fight night. Loughnane foresaw an explosive knockout victory for the ‘Notorious’ in a bold prediction.

Brendan Loughnane predicts Conor McGregor's victory
Brendan Loughnane predicts Conor McGregor’s victory (via MMA Fighting)

Loughnane witnessed McGregor’s preparation firsthand during their intense training sessions in Dubai. He felt stylistically McGregor was a nightmare matchup for Chandler. As such, he predicted a win for the Irish UFC superstar.

I think he's going to knock the f*ck out of Michael Chandler, just overwhelms and batters him. I think he is too sharp and well-rounded.
Brendan Loughnane via Mirror Fighting

It’s not just McGregor’s technical prowess that has Loughnane convinced. Many fans and analysts have critiqued Chandler for his aggressive fighting style and no focus on defense. As such, Loughnane expects the striking of McGregor to overwhelm Chandler. Only time will tell if that stays true. One thing is certain: the stage is set for a clash that promises to be both explosive and unforgettable.

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