John Kavanagh states that Conor McGegor's injury won't keep him out for long

Injury concerns had meant there was a possibility he might not fight again in 2016

John Kavanagh states that Conor McGegor's injury won't keep him out for long

Conor McGregor with coach John Kavanagh between rounds Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Hogan

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has suggested that the UFC fighter will be ready for action again in a week's time.

A leg injury sustained during the UFC202 victory over Nate Diaz, with a UFC medical suspension initially giving him a six-month return-to-action timescale and little chance of fighting again in 2016.

But in an impromptu Q&A on Twitter, Kavanagh says the wait won't be anywhere as long as that. 

As for the next fight for McGregor, Kavanagh said his own preference would be a title challenge for the UFC lightweight belt at 155lb.