Kavanagh: No point in McGregor fighting at featherweight

John Kavanagh doesn’t believe there is any point in Conor McGregor fighting again in the featherweight division of UFC.

McGregor, who defeated Nate Diaz in Las Vegas over the weekend in a welterweight fight, is the current featherweight champion. UFC president Dana White has insisted recently that McGregor must go back down to 145 pounds to fight Jose Aldo in a unification fight or risk losing his belt.

However, Kavanagh, McGregor’s coach, sees his charge as a 155 pound fighter after the Irishman took out Brazilian Aldo in 13 seconds during their first bout in December.

“I really don’t see the point in it,” Kavanagh told The MMA Hour. “With all due respect to the 45 guys, especially after that fight with Nate, what are they going to do? What’s anyone going to do to him?

“I just think anyone he fights at that weight class, it’s almost like he’s cheating with the amount of power he has. He can make the weight, don’t get me wrong about that. And he might do it, just to spite me.”