SBG Ireland’s long-time striking coach Owen Roddy has officially parted ways with the gym after a period of 13 years.
Roddy is one of the most prominent figures in the Irish MMA scene – notably coaching some of the country’s top fighters, including the former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor among others.
In recent times, he has been focussing on the growth of his own branch of the SBG family, SBG Charlestown, and in a post made to his official Instagram page, he made a statement on his departure in which he expressed his gratitude for the time he has spent within the gym.
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End of an Era. After 15 years of fighting and coaching I'm officially finished working in @sbgireland. Just want to thank everyone for all the amazing memories. I have loved every minute of it . Thanks to all my students for the gifts and to my coach @coach_kavanagh for the lovely plaque. Time to focus on my guys @sbgcharlestown. #cheers #coachowenroddy #coachroddyvlog #sbgcharlestown #UFC #MMA #dublinmma #boxing #bjj #K1 #MuayThai #wrestling #fitness #selfdefence #gymshark #Gymsharktrain #onehitmanagement #shadowfightgoods
Not much else is known at present about who will replace Roddy in the role of the gym’s leading striking coach but we will keep you updated on this story as it unfolds.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena