Coach predicts 1st round win for McGregor

Friday, July 18, 2014

Conor McGregor's head coach John Kavanagh talks to the UG's Jonathan Shrager regarding a multitude of topics, including;

-The quartet of fighters under his tutelage at UFC Dublin.

-The surreal element of the UFC returning to Dublin.

-The “live” challenge that lies ahead for Conor in the shape of Diego Brandao.

-The dynamics of the sparring/rolling sessions between Conor McGregor and teammate Gunnar Nelson.

-The dynamics of the friendship between the extrovert and the introvert respectively.

-Conor's obsession with martial arts.

-An insight into Conor's personality away from MMA and the cameras.

-The perception of Conor and Gunnar as viable title holders, and whether he pays attention to naysaying MMA critics.

-Conor's remarkable recovery from a serious knee injury.

-TUF 19's Cathal Pendred late adoption of MMA and his staggering rate of progress.