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Coach: Conor McGregor Considering Lightweight & Featherweight Title Fights Within 7 Months

Conor McGregor‘s coach John Kavanagh says we might see McGregor fight in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions in the next 7 months.

Kavanagh appeared on The MMA Hour and said McGregor wants a lightweight title shot in March or April, and then plans to defend his featherweight championship against Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 in July. Edgar is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Chad Mendes at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.

“I do think the next one will be lightweight for the belt,” Kavanagh said. “Maybe that’s going to be around April. March, April — something like that. … Maybe that and then July, UFC 200. Maybe he’ll defend the featherweight belt against Frankie on that card.”

As far as other future opponents go, Kavanagh mentioned Max Halloway, who defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC 14.

“I kind of said to him, ‘Well, what’s next?'” Kavanagh said. “He kind of said, ‘Well, at this stage, it’s kind of up to you.’ … I was like, ‘I like how that sounds.'”

“Everybody’s time will come,” he said. “Everybody will get their shot against him. People have to be a little patient, but it definitely will come.”

The UFC’s featherweight division is for fighters between 135 and 145 lbs, while the lightweight division goes from 145 to 155 lbs.

Related: McGregor Explains Why 145-Pound Title Shot Isn’t “The Answer” For Frankie Edgar

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