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John Kavanagh Identifies The Biggest Mistakes That Conor McGregor And The Team Made Before UFC 196

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh identifies some of the biggest mistakes that were made in Conor McGregor’s preparation for UFC 196 and that famous loss to Nate Diaz in an excerpt from his autobiography that was recently published on the42.ie. Being perfect and being a trailblazer don’t often go hand in hand. When someone pushes through boundaries, they are …

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Conor McGregor V Floyd Mayweather “On Hold” But John Kavanagh Thinks Fight Will Happen

When it was officially announced during a break in the action at UFC 199 that Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 had been signed for August 20th, many asserted that sensational rumours of a possible boxing match between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. had been definitively debunked. In the weeks prior, a conflicted concoction of excitement and cynicism, doubt and …

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SBG Ireland Prospect Is On His Way To Bellator MMA

The burgeoning scene of Irish MMA has just gotten more interesting, with the impending announcement of an Irish star on Bellator’s roster. Straight Blast Gym head coach John Kavanagh revealed the exciting news, with one of his charges poised to compete in MMA’s second largest promotion. Announcement this weekend! Time for another @SBG_Ireland fighter to hit the big stage….but who?? pic.twitter.com/jNnMQXrI7f …

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Gunnar Nelson’s Next Fight Has Been Announced And It’s Another Tough One

It has been announced that SBG fighter and honorary Irishman Gunnar Nelson will take on the highly-touted Albert Tumenov at UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam on May 8th. BREAKING! Gunnar Nelson ?? vs. Albert Tumenov ?? announced for #UFCRotterdam! Tickets: https://t.co/ygOVwkatM9 pic.twitter.com/aypAGYpp0v — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 1, 2016 Nelson will hope to recover from his disappointing unanimous decision loss at UFC …

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John Kavanagh Speaks About Conor McGregor’s Reaction To Rafael Dos Anjos Injury Drama

The initial impact of the news that Rafael dos Anjos had withdrawn from UFC 196 must have caused a few manic, anger-filled moments in the Conor McGregor camp. UFC president Dana White’s interview with Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday evening seemed to back up that assumption. “When we told Conor, he said, ‘Come on! This [expletive] guy! Oh my God! He’s pulling …

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Conor McGregor’s Personality Hasn’t Changed Since His First Day At SBG Says John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh has long been saddled with the thankless task of explaining and defending MMA to the Irish public, as well as the mainstream media. In days past, Kavanagh’s appearances on radio or television may have been weighted more towards the former, but in the wake of Conor McGregor’s rise to prominence less explanation is necessary. Or so one would …

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Watch: Gunnar Nelson Absolutely Hammers Some Unfortunate Sparring Partners

Gunnar Nelson is an intense individual. The Icelandic fighter, who splits his time between Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym and Mjölnir MMA in Reykjavik, had spent some time helping good friend Conor McGregor prepare for his upcoming super-fight with Rafael dos Anjos over the last couple of weeks, a fact evidenced by several posts from the social media accounts of both fighters. …

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Conor McGregor’s Head Coach Opens Up About Welterweight Plans

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor is shown in the Octagon before his featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh has welcomed the possibility of the Dubliner moving up to challenge for the welterweight title in the future. Rumours have gathered momentum that McGregor will target a third UFC world title should he claim the lightweight title at UFC 196 – but Kavanagh admitted in his the42.ie column that he’d welcome the idea, but …

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Conor McGregor Claims Top Honours At World MMA Fighting Awards

Conor McGregor was named world MMA fighter of the year last night, at the annual end of year award ceremony in Las Vegas. Voted for by the fans, the Irishman trumped a field that included his UFC 196 opponent Rafael Dos Anjos. Women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm collected 4 awards, following her stunning KO of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Male …

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