CONOR McGREGOR’s coach John Kavanagh says the UFC star has ‘the most valuable hands in professional sport’.
McGregor is returning to the octagon on January 23 when he takes on Dustin Poirier in his first fight in over a year.
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And Kavanagh shared a picture of him and The Notorious preparing for a training session on his Instagram as UFC 257 fight week approaches.
The Straight Blast Gym founder wrote alongside a photo of him wrapping McGregor’s knuckles: “Wrapping the most valuable hands in professional sports, no pressure!”
McGregor, 32, is taking on Poirier, 31, for the second time in his career after he defeated him with a first round TKO when they met back in 2014.
And the former two weight world champions is planning on tearing through the lightweight ranks now that he’s back in the Octagon again.
He told The Mac Life: “I would like to put a stint in at 155 pounds, for sure.
“I came into the UFC as a featherweight and I went through the division.
“I gave it my all in that division and I tore through it like a chainsaw through butter. Interim title, then unified title.
“Then I went up and reached for greater heights, went to the lightweight division, became lightweight champion and became the first dual-weight champion in the company’s history.
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“Then obviously other things presented themselves, the Floyd fight and where it went.
“Then I went to the welterweight division, also.
“I never got a good stint at 155 pounds, a consecutive stint like I’ve done in the featherweight division.
“I would like to do the same here in the lightweight division that I’ve done in the featherweight division – give it a good run and tear through the division.
“There’s many good competitors, good fighters, in there, and I feel levels above them all. So I would like to put that stint in.”