It's very doubtful that Conor McGregor will fight in Dublin again 1 year ago

It's very doubtful that Conor McGregor will fight in Dublin again

That Croke Park date might not be happening.

With UFC 229 still fresh in the collective memory, Conor McGregor has been doing his very best to take his mind off the defeat to Khabib Nurgamoedov. The Dubliner was a guest of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and he watched on as they trounced the Jacksonville Jaguars by 40-7.

Prior to the game, McGregor was even allowed to give a pep talk and throw the football with an adoring crowd watching on.

While The Notorious is seemingly taking it all in his stride, his coach, John Kavanagh, has been extremely candid in his views on how and why McGregor lost to 'The Eagle'.

During a recent interview with Joe Rogan, Kavanagh placed absolutely no blame on Nurgamoedov for the unsavoury scenes that unfolded after the fight and during a more recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Kavanagh said that he hasn't spoken with McGregor since the defeat.

"This may actually surprise you but I haven't spoken to Conor since the fight," Kavanagh said.

"We had a couple of texts back and forward. So, after the fight he went home. I went home as well. We were in separate houses. So I was there with Artem, Pete and Orlagh. We just stayed up Saturday night, chatting. There were a couple of texts back and forward with Conor - saying, oh I could have done this, I could have done that - then on the Sunday I ended up going out for a little bit with Dillon and a couple of guys from Paradigm."

During the same interview, Kavanagh said that McGregor is a busy man - he's actively promoting his new whiskey - but the two men have identified a time to get together and analyse the fight.

"He's all over the place... I suppose in a week or two we'll sit down and assess what went right [and] what went wrong," said Kavanagh.

Aside from this, the SBG coach conducted a Q&A on Twitter where he fielded a variety of questions and for Irish UFC fans, there was some bad news regarding the idea of McGregor competing at a future UFC event in Dublin.

Of course, McGregor previously headlined a UFC fight in Ireland when he defeated Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46 back in July 2014 but Kavanagh doubts if he'll ever fight in Dublin again.

Kavanagh also stressed the fact that McGregor does fancy a rematch against Khabib Nurgamoedov and that 'The Notorious' won't be going into acting anytime soon.

After recently signing a lucrative contract with the UFC, we're not expecting him to take another two-year break from the Octagon; then again, when it comes to Conor McGregor, you never know what's going to happen next.