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John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, Khabib Nurmagomedov

John Kavanagh was not a fan of Snoop Dogg’s commentary on Tyson vs. Jones...

Renowned mixed martial arts coach John Kavanagh was not impressed with Snoop Dogg's commentary during last weekend's Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight. Tyson...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

Coach Kavanagh says fighters have pulled him aside to say: “I might not like...

Coach Kavanagh claims that a few UFC fighters have pulled him aside at events to send their appreciation to his 'boy' Conor McGregor for...
Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez

John Kavanagh says Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje was ‘close to being done’

Head coach John Kavanagh claims Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje was close to materializing. Gaethje has been on a tear since dropping back-to-back bouts against...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

Coach John Kavanagh reveals the first thing he looks at in a potential fighter

Coach John Kavanagh has revealed the first thing he looks for in a potential fighter, and his answer may surprise you. The Irish mixed martial...
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John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh open to lightweight tournament when UFC resumes

MMA coach John Kavanagh is interested in seeing the UFC hold a tournament for the lightweight title upon resumption if its fight schedule. All upcoming...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh offers Tony Ferguson some advice about fighting at UFC 249

MMA coach John Kavanagh gave some advice to top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson, who is currently awaiting a new opponent for UFC 249. Ferguson was...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh dreams of bringing UFC and Bellator titles to SBG Ireland

John Kavanagh has been the head coach of SBG Ireland since 2001, and most fans know him as the coach behind Conor McGregor. Yet he's...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh talks the evolution of Conor McGregor: “He’s trying to make himself a...

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh acknowledges major mistakes made by his fighter, but says he is "proud of how he's come through those things." "The...
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Conor McGregor

Coach: Conor McGregor is ‘on a good comeback story’ after ‘slips and mistakes’

Conor McGregor has had a crazy few years. While he's had some big moments of success — most notably his 40-second, January knockout of Donald...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh feels UFC 247 was a clear victory for Jon Jones

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh said on his social media that he felt Jon Jones clearly deserved to win the decision against Dominick Reyes...
Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh wants Conor McGregor to fight Justin Gaethje at welterweight next

Conor McGregor has options for who he fights next, but according to his coach, John Kavanagh, he wants it to be against Justin Gaethje. In...
Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, Khabib Nurmagomedov

Coach refutes notion that Conor McGregor support has dropped off

For a time, Conor McGregor was the biggest sporting star in Ireland, and arguably one of the most popular athletes in the world. After...
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Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez

John Kavanagh believes potential fight between Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje ‘stylistically suits Conor’

John Kavanagh believes Justin Gaethje is a good stylistic matchup for Conor McGregor. The Irishman in Conor McGregor has been open about 2020 being a...
Conor McGregor, ufc rankings

Coaches letting Conor McGregor lead UFC 246 camp: he knows more than ‘the rest...

Coach John Kavanagh and the other staff at the famed SBG Ireland gym in Dublin, Ireland, have been letting Conor McGregor lead his own...
Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, Khabib Nurmagomedov

Coach claims Conor McGregor is motivated by love ahead of UFC 246

Conor McGregor's highly anticipated return to MMA is less than two weeks away. Not only does the Irishman's coach believe he's "the best he's...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

Coach believes Conor McGregor will score “late” finish over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh believes his star pupil Conor McGregor will score a "late" finish in his fight with Donald Cerrone at...
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Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, Khabib Nurmagomedov

John Kavanagh says Conor McGregor fight announcement is ‘imminent’

John Kavanagh says his pupil Conor McGregor will have a fight announcement very soon. McGregor recently said he will return on Jan. 18 but wouldn't...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh wants Conor McGregor’s return fight to be against Frankie Edgar

John Kavanagh hopes Conor McGregor's return fight will be against Frankie Edgar. Conor McGregor has been hinting at a return to the Octagon for a...
Scott Coker, Bellator

Bellator boss Scott Coker criticizes the UFC for lack of international events

Bellator MMA plans to develop new markets across the pond and believe Conor McGregor's trainer, John Kavanagh will be instrumental in achieving this. The company's...
Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, Khabib Nurmagomedov

John Kavanagh prefers Nate Diaz trilogy next for Conor McGregor

As the UFC's lightweight championship picture continues to take shape, the road back to the Octagon for former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor...
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Drake, Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor coach sends warning to Drake

It's getting harder and harder to deny the legitimacy of the Drake Curse. When Drake meets an athlete, it seems like that athlete almost...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh ready to ‘get the old gang back together’ for Conor McGregor fight

Conor McGregor doesn't currently have a fight booked, but if the former two-division UFC champ decides to return to the Octagon, his long-time coach...
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh on Conor McGregor: ‘He has made mistakes that I absolutely don’t condone’

John Kavanagh recently made a guest appearance on Ireland’s The Late Late Show, where he discussed the future of UFC star Conor McGregor. Kavanagh claimed...
Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, Khabib Nurmagomedov

“Grateful” Coach Kavanagh pays tribute to his recently retired pupil Conor McGregor

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor shocked the mixed martial arts community earlier this week when he unexpectedly announced his retirement from MMA. The 30-year-old...
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John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh weighs in on who should be next for Conor McGregor

As the days go on, the question of when and who Conor McGregor will fight next continues. McGregor last fought at UFC 229 in October,...
Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, Khabib Nurmagomedov

John Kavanagh condemns fighters who attacked Conor McGregor in UFC 229 riot: ‘What they...

Shortly after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 main event, he leapt over the side of the Octagon and attacked McGregor's...
Artem Lobov

Coach John Kavanagh pens lengthy statement in defense of Artem Lobov

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC Moncton, SBG Ireland staple and Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov came up short against former...
Conor McGregor

John Kavanagh praises Conor McGregor for putting himself ‘in scenarios where failure is a...

On Monday night, former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor released an honest and astute assessment of his UFC 229 submission loss to...