UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor's coach has mentioned that the UFC should stick to its limits and keep the Irishman in the fight card for UFC New York, scheduled for November 12 at the famed Madison Square Garden. This will be the first UFC event in New York after MMA got legalised in the American state.
UFC President Dana White had mentioned last weekend that McGregor will be kept out of not only the UFC 200 PPV (pay-per-view) but also the UFC New York PPV. White, however, suggested just a day back that the Irishman could be set for a fight at UFC 201.
McGregor posted a tweet on Monday stating that he was officially in the UFC 200 fight card -- a statement that White said was completely false.
John Kavanagh, McGregor's coach, meanwhile, is visibly disappointed and angry with all that is going on at the moment, and he has mentioned that the MMA promotion is "going too far" in its attempt to prevent McGregor from competing in the company's high-profile events.
"That was hard to hear," McGregor's coach was quoted as saying by MMA Fighting on Tuesday. "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 200, we definitely can't be put on the naughty [list] for New York."
Kavanagh also added that McGregor could show up in the changing room of the Madison Square Garden and indulge in a fight with someone, if the UFC champion doesn't have his name in the official fight card.
"As an Irish guy in New York, the first card in Madison Square Garden, I think Conor would show up anyway and fight someone in a changing room if [White] doesn't put him on the card," Kavanagh said. "We have to be put on the New York card."