John Kavanagh

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John Kavanagh is an Irish mixed martial arts coach. He is best known for coaching Conor McGregor.

19 Jun, 2017
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Unseen footage of McGregor backstage prior to UFC 196 loss released

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Previously unreleased footage of McGregor entering the arena before his March 2016 UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz is released. As McGregor heads for the octagon, draped in the Irish tricolour, to the sounds of Sinéad O’Connor’s Foggy Dew, he says:

Sing to me Sinéad. Sing me into war.

Coach Kavanagh issues encouragement to his fighter before the walk is made.

He shouldn’t have asked for it. Now he’s gonna get it.

McGregor lost to a rear naked chokehold towards the end of the second round.

Unseen footage Conor McGregor backstage at UFC 196 and John Kavanagh advice

19 Apr, 2017
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McGregor-Aldo corner audio released

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Audio recordings from the corners of the McGregor-Aldo fight at UFC 194 are released, showing the contrasting attitudes of the fighters. While the Brazilian’s corner repeatedly tells Aldo to calm down, the fighter says:

Stay calm, go calm. You are the champion. That is you.

As Aldo enters the octagon, an Irish voice that is likely to be Coach Kavanagh says:

Welcome to hell…He doesn’t wanna be in here.

Unseen footage proves Conor McGregor made Aldo emotional on fight night.. 'Welcome to hell Aldo'

 

7 Nov, 2016
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UFC 205 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 1

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Alvarez and McGregor appear in the the first episode of UFC 205 Embedded. Their respective coaches and sparring partners also appear. Alvarez:

Conor McGregor is so offensive minded and never on the defense that whenever you put him on the defense he gets so flustered and so upset. At a certain point on our press conference cal he got desperate and started talking about my wife and kids and things like that. For me, It’s just a sign of desperation. You don’t talk about another man’s family unless you’re through the roof pissed off.

McGregor:

Just more of the same hard f-cking work. Day in day out.

UFC 205 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 1

2 Nov, 2016
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Team SBG video

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The Mac Life releases a video of McGregor and the rest of SBG undergoing a grappling class with Coach Kavanagh, while nutritionist Lockhart details both his time in Ireland, and managing McGregor’s weight leading up to UFC 205. Lockhart:

I’ve got enough food to feed a small army…or Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor and Team SBG putting in the work: The Mac Life Series 2

23 Aug, 2016
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UFC 202 Backstage video

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The Mac Life releases video of McGregor and Kavanagh backstage after UFC 202. McGregor is on crutches.

They all doubted me. Everyone of yous doubted me. Doubt me now!

On his call of “Surprise surprise Motherf-cker! The king is back!”

I’d planned that for months.

Conor McGregor: Exclusive backstage footage moments after UFC 202 #TheMacLife

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