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Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor: Breaking Down The Super-Fight

Anticipation has now officially reached fever pitch. This weekend we will finally get to see the long-awaited super-fight between UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and the man with history firmly in his sights, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, the current champion of the featherweight division. Madison Square Garden will finally host its first MMA event, and given the historic nature of this …

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John Kavanagh’s Latest Comments Suggest Conor McGregor Could Breeze Back To Featherweight

Though UFC president Dana White has been adamant that Conor McGregor will relinquish one title should he add the lightweight belt to the featherweight strap already in his possession at UFC 205, ‘The Notorious’ Irishman’s recent comments don’t support that suggestion. At the UFC 205 press conference back in late September, McGregor told members of the media and fans who …

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Watch Live: John Kavanagh Speaks On The MMA Hour Before UFC 205

UFC Fight Night Dublin, 3 Arena, Dublin 24/10/2015 Cathal Pendred vs Tom Breese Coach John Kavanagh Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

John Kavanagh speaks to Ariel Helwani before UFC 205 this coming weekend. It’s finally fight week in New York, as Conor McGregor aims for history at UFC 205. The brash Dubliner takes on Eddie Alvarez in the main event, and is bidding to become the promotion’s first ever two-weight world champion. This promises to be the biggest ever UFC card, …

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John Kavanagh On Why Eddie Alvarez’s Wrestling Is Easier To Deal With Than That Of Chad Mendes

UFC 189 and a fight with Chad Mendes presented Conor McGregor the chance to answer questions that had persistently hounded him in the early stages of his career. By that time, the Irishman had already proven himself a devastating striker, finishing four out of his first five opponents via KO/TKO. However, we hadn’t seen McGregor’s takedown defence, clinch game or …

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Exclusive: John Kavanagh Reveals Fascinating New Insight Into Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 Preparation

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The phrase ‘nothing was left to chance’ is something of a cliche but it’s becoming more and more apparent with each passing day just how appropriate it is to use that expression when describing Conor McGregor’s preparations ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. By now, almost three months on from McGregor’s redemptive majority decision victory, we …

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Lightweight Brings The Best Out Of Conor McGregor, Says Striking Coach

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor (R) punches Nate Diaz during their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

In little over a week Conor McGregor steps inside the octagon against lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 and will attempt to make UFC history as the promotion’s first fighter to hold two division titles simultaneously. Throughout McGregor’s rise through the UFC ranks, we’ve seen him completely dominate the 145-pound division and test the waters at welterweight against Nate Diaz …

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Conor McGregor’s Nutritionist Discusses What Makes ‘The Notorious’ A Champ And A Pleasure To Work With


George Lockhart has only been working with Conor McGregor since late 2015, but already the highly-regarded nutritionist has helped drain the Irishman down to 145lbs and provided him with the correct nutrition so that he could compete comfortably at 170lbs. Now, Lockhart is assisting McGregor in preparation for his UFC debut in the 155-pound lightweight division. With a ceaseless ambition …

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Coach John Kavanagh Reveals Tantalising Hint About McGregor’s Post-UFC 205 Announcement

As the world of MMA prepares for the fast approaching UFC 205 event in New York on November 12, many fans will also be anticipating the long-touted ‘left field’ announcement set to be made by Conor McGregor. The UFC featherweight king will bid to become the promotion’s first simultaneous two-weight champion when he takes on Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight …

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Watch: Dillon Danis Submits Former World Champion At Polaris Pro 4

With just two weeks to go before Conor McGregor’s super-fight with UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden, the SBG Ireland camp received a nice little morale boost on Saturday night at Polaris Pro 4. The submission grappling event, which took place in Poole, England, was headlined by a match-up of Brazilian jiu-jitsu legends Fernando ‘Terere’ Augusto and …

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Coach John Kavanagh: The Day I ‘Beat The Sh*t Out Of’ Conor McGregor

Without Conor McGregor coach John Kavanagh would not be the household name he has become. However, more importantly, without Kavanagh, McGregor, the UFC featherweight champion, would never have been as successful.  It, therefore, seems incredible to think that when they first met at Kavanagh’s Straight Blast Gym back in 2007, their future success story started with McGregor receiving a full-blooded …

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John Kavanagh Recalls The Shocking Pay Deal Conor McGregor Almost Agreed To Prior To UFC Debut

In a wide-ranging interview with the Sunday Independent, the founder of SBG Ireland discussed the meagre financial situation that Conor McGregor once found himself in. The ‘rags-to-riches’ trope has characterised the whirlwind career of Conor McGregor. The then 24-year-old famously collected his social welfare payment en-route to his UFC bow in Sweden in 2013, and became the sport’s wealthiest practitioner …

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