Injury concerns had meant there was a possibility he might not fight again in 2016
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.
@dylan_LFCYNWA will be 100% in 1 week.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 24, 2016
As for the next fight for McGregor, Kavanagh said his own preference would be a title challenge for the UFC lightweight belt at 155lb.
1 - dont know whats next. decision made over the next 2 weeks i'd imagine. personally i'd like 55 title....but we'll see what happens.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 24, 2016
2 - leg is fine. in theory could be ready for NY BUT nothing definite, see tweet no.1— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 24, 2016