Conor McGregor's coach wants him to next fight Eddie Alvarez for lightweight belt

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Conor McGregor's coach wants next fight to be Eddie Alvarez
Friday August 26th, 2016

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh wants his client to next fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title, he tweeted on Thursday.

"Don't know what's next," Kavanagh wrote. "Decision made over the next two weeks I'd imagine. Personally I'd like [the] 55 title...but we'll see what happens."

McGregor most recently defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 202. Though both fighters have indicated they would like to face each other a third time, UFC president Dana White has said McGregor needs to fight Jose Aldo or surrender his featherweight belt to him. 

Nate Diaz hoping for third fight against Conor McGregor

White has also said fighting Alvarez could be an option for McGregor. 

McGregor was given a six-month medical suspension following his fight against Diaz, during which he sustained a leg injury. Kavanagh said on Thursday that McGregor's leg is fine, and that he could be ready to fight again as soon as Nov. 12 for UFC 205 in New York.

– Erin Flynn

[Fox Sports]

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