John Kavanagh shares inspiring story from Conor McGregor’s UFC debut

March 28, 2017 3:52 pm by Evan Bell
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UFC superstar Conor McGregor has taken the MMA world by storm since making his UFC debut in 2013, where he knocked out Marcus Brimage in the very first round with beautiful looping uppercuts.

Fast forward four years and McGregor is undoubtably the biggest name in MMA at the present time. After making history in 2016 by capturing his second straight UFC championship when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, McGregor announced that he would be taking time away from the sport due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn son. During his layoff, news has continued to surface regarding a potential superfight between McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather.

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In a recent Instagram post, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh shared a rather inspiring story from McGregor’s UFC debut:

Kavanagh of course has served as McGregor’s coach throughout his professional career, and has been credited with creating the masterful gameplan that led to McGregor’s UFC 202 win over Nate Diaz after being submitted in the pair’s first meeting.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/28/2017.


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