According to a report from MMA Weekly, Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Snyder wants to help train Conor McGregor for a possible showdown against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Kyle Snyder, age 22, holds several achievements in the amateur wrestling world alongside his Olympic victory. He’s a three-time Ivan Yarygin Medallist, a two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, and a two-time UWW World Gold Medallist, to name a few. He’s also a vocal MMA fan and on several occasions has expressed his desire to join the sport after retiring from amateur wrestling.
As for Conor McGregor, his last UFC bout took place in the September of 2016 against Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205. Following his monumental win against Alvarez, McGregor revealed that he would be taking time-off the octagon to wait for the birth of his first child.
In 2017, after the birth of his son Conor McGregor Jr, the former UFC Featherweight Champion spent the rest of the year building-up his blockbuster Boxing bout against the undefeated Pugilist Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
Kyle Snyder’s tweet to McGregor reads as follows:
“If you are ever going to fight Khabib, let me know. We can work on techniques to defend all of his takedown attempts. Best of luck.”
@TheNotoriousMMA if you are ever going to fight Khabib, let me know. We can work on techniques to defend all of his takedown attempts. Best of luck.
— Kyle Snyder (@Snyder_man45) February 22, 2018
Known for his offensive attacks, the former three-time NCAA Division 1 Champion’s also known for toppling Russian heavyweights and well-versed in Nurmagomedov’s ground-based fighting techniques. Although McGregor has his team of trainers & coaches at his personal gym in Ireland, he may end up taking the services of Snyder if the need arises.
McGregor’s still in the shadows waiting to make his return a while later this year potentially facing-off against the winner of the Nurmagomedov-Ferguson bout at April’s UFC 223.