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#John Kavanagh

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Nelson's camp disappointed after appeal against controversial loss fails

The UFC welterweight felt illegal eye pokes were decisive in his recent defeat to Santiago Ponzinibbio.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Diaz trilogy is what I'd prefer next — but another fight this year is unlikely

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively for The42.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 24 August, 2017

We're ready to show the world of boxing that there's more than one way to skin a cat

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively ahead of the clash with Floyd Mayweather.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

John Kavanagh outlines why Conor McGregor hasn't hired a boxing trainer for Mayweather fight

No boxing coach will have any involvement in McGregor’s preparation for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'He kicks like a donkey': When John Kavanagh met Chris Martin

The Coldplay singer called in to SBG in Dublin following the band’s gig in Croke Park.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 7 July, 2017

'They just think Ireland, UK - same thing. It bugged me, and I know Conor wasn't over the moon'

John Kavanagh talks press tours, ‘simpler’ training for Mayweather, Malignaggi sparring, and The Money Fight.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 22 June, 2017

This won't be the first time Conor McGregor has defied the odds

John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Floyd Mayweather.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 3 June, 2017

I wouldn't be involved in preparing Conor for this fight if I didn't think he could win

John Kavanagh discusses Conor McGregor’s potential clash with Floyd Mayweather in his latest column.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Kavanagh tips Holloway to defeat Aldo 'convincingly' this weekend

The pair will meet in a featherweight title unification bout in the main event at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'In my mind, it's on' - Kavanagh says training has begun for Mayweather bout Maygregor This post contains videos

'In my mind, it's on' - Kavanagh says training has begun for Mayweather bout

Conor McGregor’s head coach at Straight Blast Gym expects the fight to happen this year.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 29 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters Mixed Martial Arts This post contains videos

'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters

TheJournal.ie spent some time this week with young people who are learning MMA in one of the country’s newest gyms.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland?

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh says the current situation means “anybody can run an MMA event … to whatever standard they see fit”.

From TheJournal.ie How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland? Safety

How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland?

Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 19 January, 2017

One of the League of Ireland's most promising youngsters has committed to Cork

After a frustrating spell out injured, John Kavanagh has signed a new contract with the Leesiders.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 26 December, 2016

'I’ve been spending a lot of time playing the UFC video game so I think that has prepared me well'

John Kavanagh on the origins of Straight Blast Gym Ireland.

Double sporting success makes 2016 a year to remember in Dublin suburb

Ballyboden St Enda’s and Annalise Murphy both brought some very special silverware back to Rathfarnham.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 23 December, 2016

Recognition of MMA in Ireland, mandatory brain scans for SBG and what's next for McGregor

John Kavanagh brings us his latest exclusive column.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Here are our 16 favourite sports books from 2016

Paul O’Connell, Joey Barton and John Kavanagh are among the big names to feature in our list.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 17 December, 2016

SBG's James Gallagher steps up and delivers against Anthony Taylor at Bellator 169 in Dublin

The ambitious 20-year-old feels he will have a shot at the featherweight title inside 12 months.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 2 December, 2016

Kids at a Cork school received a visit from John Kavanagh and the UFC lightweight belt Homework Off This post contains videos

Kids at a Cork school received a visit from John Kavanagh and the UFC lightweight belt

Conor McGregor’s coach put smiles on a lot of young faces on Leeside this morning.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

McGregor got him in the door but Kavanagh says Charlie Ward is worthy of UFC debut

The Irish welterweight makes his bow in the octagon this weekend.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 12 November, 2016

'Our rugby team have spurred us on to make it another memorable night for Ireland'

John Kavanagh delivers his pre-fight thoughts from New York ahead of Conor McGregor’s bid for history.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 7 November, 2016

Owen Roddy never reached the summit but he carved a path for others who did

Conor McGregor’s striking coach narrowly missed out on the big payday he spent years pursuing as a fighter.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Welterweight is too hot, featherweight is too cold, but lightweight is just right Goldilocks This post contains videos

Welterweight is too hot, featherweight is too cold, but lightweight is just right

John Kavanagh speaks exclusively to The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Eddie Alvarez.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Kavanagh says McGregor's impending announcement is 'only positive'

The UFC featherweight champion has said he has something significant to reveal after he faces Eddie Alvarez.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'We had a giggle about it' - Kavanagh on the rumour that McGregor was knocked out in training Rumour Has It This post contains videos

'We had a giggle about it' - Kavanagh on the rumour that McGregor was knocked out in training

The bogus rumour was promptly dismissed by the SBG camp.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Here are the 6 nominees for Irish sports book of the year

Books on Paul O’Connell, Jason McAteer and John Kavanagh have made the cut.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 21 October, 2016

'There will be adversity in this fight... There will be times where Conor is feeling that pressure'

John Kavanagh says his fighter’s upcoming bout will be far from straightforward.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 29 September, 2016

His rivals may feel hard done by but Conor has earned this historic opportunity

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s head coach, writes exclusively ahead of McGregor’s return at UFC 205.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 10 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie John Kavanagh opens up about 'humiliating' attack that led to him finding MMA Mcgregor's Coach

John Kavanagh opens up about 'humiliating' attack that led to him finding MMA

He was beaten up by a group of men in Dublin when he was 18 years old.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 26 August, 2016

I'd like Conor to go for a second belt now and I believe he'll only need two rounds to win it

SBG head coach John Kavanagh brings us his latest exclusive column.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 21 August, 2016

# john-kavanagh - Friday 19 August, 2016

John Kavanagh previews UFC 202 on the night before Conor McGregor's huge Nate Diaz rematch

The stakes are high in Vegas this weekend.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 18 August, 2016

We're doing a Facebook Live with John Kavanagh tonight... what do you want to ask him?

We're doing a Facebook Live with John Kavanagh tonight... what do you want to ask him?

Conor McGregor’s coach will be joining The42′s Paul Dollery live in Vegas.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 15 August, 2016

'There was nothing to smile about here. He was in trouble and it startled me'

In an extract from his autobiography, John Kavanagh recalls Conor McGregor’s defeat to Nate Diaz.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 8 August, 2016

My reputation as a coach is at stake in Conor McGregor's rematch with Nate Diaz

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s head coach, writes exclusively for The42 ahead of UFC 202.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Dana White didn't react positively to John Kavanagh's take on the Jon Jones news

The UFC president responded after Kavanagh asked if there was regret over the removal of Conor McGregor from UFC 200.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 26 June, 2016

"When you see it going all over the place, you're like 'aw shit'" - Conor McGregor on that retirement tweet MMA

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 23 June, 2016

We've got 5 copies of John Kavanagh's new book and we want you to have them

Ireland’s leading MMA coach tells his story in ‘Win or Learn’, which hit the shelves this week.

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