John Kavanagh, the head coach for SBG Ireland and Conor McGregor, recently told NewsTalk Breakfast that a planned title fight between McGregor and Jose Aldo might take place in July.
Initial expectations were for the bout to highlight the Memorial Day weekend pay-per-view from Las Vegas in May, but that might be too soon.
“It’s not 100-percent yet,” Kavanagh said. “There was talk of a May date. It may now actually be later in the year.”
Kavanagh has been telling supporters for “Notorious” to “hold on” until something is officially announced by the UFC in regards to purchasing flights and booking hotels.
McGregor (17-2) earned another stoppage victory this month when he topped Dennis Siver, immediately exiting the Octagon and getting in the face of Aldo (25-1), the reigning UFC featherweight champion. He has won three straight “Performance of the Night” bonuses, is on a 13-fight win streak and has finished 12 of those opponents.
Aldo is the only fighter to hold the UFC featherweight crown, successfully defending it seven times, including wins over Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas, Kenny Florian and Frankie Edgar. He is unbeaten in his last 18 dating back to 2005 and a bout at lightweight.