CONOR MCGREGOR suffered a devastating defeat in his long-awaited return to the UFC’s lightweight division this morning, a loss which has all but ended his hopes of a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Notorious returned to the weight class he once ruled in the early hours of the morning for a rematch with Dustin Poirier, which headlined UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.
But the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion was given a rude welcome back to the division by the former interim king, suffering a second-round TKO loss.
Prior to McGregor's return to the shark tank that is the lightweight division, his head coach - John Kavanagh - revealed to SunSport he's hoping his most famous student will have a prolonged run at 155lb.
He said: "Yeah, I think it's the goldilocks weight, you know. Not too little, not too much. It's the goldilocks weight.
"He seems to be designed for that weight class. So of course as a trainer as a fan, I would love him to be in there every second month for the year."
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