Kavanagh: Mayweather is dirtbag bully

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh took part recently in a fan Q&A in Australia earlier this week, a discussed Floyd Mayweather Jr. McGregor and Mayweather are negotiating a boxing match, that may take place in September. Kavanagh is presumably excited at the prospect of ‘Notorious’ making tens of millions of dollars, but he expressed disdain for ‘Money’ the man.

“I do think Floyd Mayweather is pretty much a dirtbag,” said Kavanagh as transcribed by Chris Yuscavage for Complex. “He’s beat up his girlfriends. I’ve watched The Dog House. He just strikes me as a real bully-type character. He makes these guys fight each other endless rounds until one is badly hurt. He’s just not a good individual.”

“His dad says he’s going to knock me out for some reason. I don’t know why.”

“I’m a fan of his skills, but as a human being, the way he runs his gym, the way he carries himself—I mean, it is a little bit of an exchange of styles like that, so we’ll see what happens. [McGregor is] already pretty much a legend in Ireland folklore at this stage. But to do that – what can I do except tip my hat to him that he’s embracing this challenge? He wants to fight one of the best boxers of all time.”

This is an example of what Kavanagh was referencing:

“Guys fight to the death,” says a smiling Mayweather. It’s not right, but it’s Dog House Rules.”