UFC president Dana White recently stated during a press conference that the likelihood of Conor McGregor being added to the upcoming New York City debut event was not very good.
McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, was not too happy to hear those remarks, explaining his reasoning during an appearance on The MMA Hour Monday.
“That was hard to hear,” he said (thanks to MMAFighting.com for the quotes). “I really think that’s going too far. (McGregor) was bold, but it wasn’t anything that bad. If we get the slap on the wrist for (UFC) 200, we definitely can’t be put on the naughty (list) for New York.”
After years of fighting, MMA was legalized earlier this year in New York. UFC officials promptly announced plans for a mega-event this fall to be held November 12 inside Madison Square Garden.
You can hear all of Kavanagh’s interview in the video below: