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John Kavanagh Responds To Firing Calls After McGregor’s Losses

SBG Ireland headman John Kavanagh isn't losing sleep over calls for him to be terminated following UFC star Conor McGregor's recent struggles. Kavanagh has most recently been the target of UFC commentator and former fighter Michael Bisping, who called for Kavanagh to be let go by McGregor's inner circle. It...

Kavanagh Says Potential McGregor/Diaz Trilogy Gives Him ‘Nightmares’

John Kavanagh and Conor McGregor are planning a comeback but against who? Conor McGregor is currently sidelined with a leg injury. Although his timeline for return is not yet specified, he is still talking about his plan of attack. McGregor has stated that he would like to fight for the...

[ARCHIVES] McGregor Rumored To Be KO’d While Sparring

In the main event of UFC 205 in 2016, then-featherweight champion Conor McGregor looked to become the first-ever UFC double champion when he was set to challenge Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title. Here is a look back at a story during the build-up to this hotly anticipated fight...

Coach Kavanagh Thinks Pre-Existing Injury Caused McGregor’s Leg Break

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh believes an ankle injury sustained during training camp may have led to the unfortunate leg break at UFC 264. McGregor suffered a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier due to doctor stoppage after the Irishman's lower leg snapped near the end of the first round. Kavanagh...

John Kavanagh Sends A Warning To Dustin Poirier: ‘He Knows That He Is Facing Somebody Who Can Shut Off His Light’

John Kavanagh knows mental warfare is a real thing, and he wonders how Dustin Poirier will handle that at UFC 257. On January 23, Poirier will rematch McGregor after they fought in 2014 with the Irishman winning by first-round knockout. For the SBG Ireland head coach, he believes fighting someone...

Conor McGregor’s Coach John Kavanagh Reacts To Passing Of Khabib’s Father

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has responded to the news of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov's passing. RT Sport reported that Abdulmanap, father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, passed away at the age of 57. Abdulmanap passed away due to complications from COVID-19. While Abdulmanap was showing signs of improvement and put...

John Kavanagh On Conor McGregor’s Retirement: ‘I Can’t Convince Conor To Do Sh*t’

SBG Ireland coach John Kavanagh says he wouldn't be able to convince Conor McGregor to fight even if he wanted to. McGregor was last seen in action back in Jan. 2020. He took on Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. The "Notorious" one made short work...

John Kavanagh Reveals Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje Was ‘Close To Being Done’

John Kavanagh says Conor McGregor nearly fought Justin Gaethje before the COVID-19 pandemic happened. If the two would've fought, it would've been a phenomenal fight between two elite strikers. For the SBG Ireland head coach, he thinks Gaethje would be the best fight for McGregor and his style. “I think the...

Coach Kavanagh Thinks ‘Very Motivated’ Conor McGregor Beats Kamaru Usman

Head coach John Kavanagh believes that if Conor McGregor were motivated enough, he could dethrone UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Usman has just one successful title defense but some already believe he could rule the 170-pound roost for years to come. "The Nigerian Nightmare" is known for his relentless pressure...

Conor McGregor’s Coach Offers Tony Ferguson Advice For UFC 249

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has some advice for Tony Ferguson in regards to UFC 249. Ferguson was expected to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title on April 18. That is no longer the case as Nurmagomedov is stuck in Russia due to a travel ban. While Nurmagoemdov...

John Kavanagh Says There’s ‘No Chance’ Of Conor McGregor vs. Tony Ferguson At UFC 249

Don't expect Conor McGregor to save the day by fighting Tony Ferguson on April 18. The main event for UFC 249 is up in the air. The original plan was for Khabib Nurmagomedov to put his lightweight gold on the line against Ferguson. Nurmagomedov is stuck in Russia where a...

SBG Ireland Coach John Kavanagh Says Rivalries Make His Job Easy (Interview)

John Kavanagh had many fighters from team SBG at Bellator’s Spring/Summer press conference. The purpose was to announce the rest of the events for the coming months with the fighters from his camp competing at Bellator 241 and Bellator’s London event. He sat in attendance with media when his...

Coach Feels Conor McGregor Is On ‘Good Comeback Story’

Conor McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, believes his fighter is on the right path. McGregor is undoubtedly the biggest star in mixed martial arts. The "Notorious" one has become a mainstream figure and a sports icon. His run-ins with the law, however, have had many concerned. From throwing a dolly at...

Johnny Walker Open To Training At SBG Ireland If Tristar Doesn’t Work Out

Johnny Walker is giving Tristar Gym a shot but he's prepared to give SBG Ireland a go if things don't pan out. Walker hasn't been shy in expressing his past troubles with former coach Leo Gosling. Walker says he's always had problems with Gosling but his UFC 244 loss against...

Coach Kavanagh Wants To See Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje At 170

Conor McGregor's coach would like to see his fighter do battle with Justin Gaethje at welterweight. While there's no doubting that team McGregor plans to regain gold, timing also plays a factor. Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled to put the UFC lightweight title on the line against Tony Ferguson on April...