Conor McGregor promoted to BJJ black belt by longtime coach John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor recently conveyed his heartfelt appreciation upon being honored with a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by his dedicated coach, John Kavanagh, marking a significant milestone in his two-decade-long journey in the ‘Gentle Art.’

McGregor, an iconic figure in MMA celebrated for his striking prowess with a remarkable 19 knockout wins out of his 22 career victories, has long been recognized for his exceptional speed, precision, and striking power. Nevertheless, ‘The Notorious’ has showcased his proficiency on the ground as well.

Taking to Instagram, McGregor poured out his gratitude for John Kavanagh, the founder and head coach of SBG Ireland, for the invaluable mentorship provided over the years.

 “Received my black belt tonight from my coach, friend, and mentor, @coach_kavanagh of @sbgireland! 20 years of hard work! Thank you John for everything over the years, and to all of my team mates throughout this incredible jiu jitsu journey! Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart! A Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, wow! Praise be to God and then Helio. I’ll be in the Gi in it tomorrow Helio, I promise, and I cannot wait!!
What a buzz ”

McGregor captioned the video with a simple yet heartfelt message: “Thank you John, means the world.”

In addition to the video, Conor McGregor posted images of the special event and penned a touching note reflecting on his remarkable journey as a fighter who has trained at SBG Ireland for more than a decade. His words resonated with gratitude as he wrote: “Received my black belt tonight from my coach, friend, and mentor, @coach_kavanagh of @sbgireland! 20 years of hard work! Thank you, John, for everything over the years and to all of my teammates throughout this incredible jiu-jitsu journey!”

In other recent developments, Conor McGregor has showcased his unwavering support for close friend and training partner, Dillon Danis, by placing a substantial $250,000 bet on Danis triumphing over Logan Paul in their upcoming boxing clash. This high-stakes bout is scheduled to take place on October 14, serving as the co-headliner for the Misfits X DAZN: The Prime Card event in Manchester, England, alongside a headline match featuring KSI vs. Tommy Fury.

The revelation of McGregor’s bet has stirred some controversy among fans, given the backdrop of a $2 million wager claim by Logan Paul against the Irish fighter. Furthermore, McGregor has confidently asserted his involvement in Danis’ training, fueling anticipation for ‘El Jefe’ to emerge victorious.

Conclusively, Conor McGregor’s journey to receiving his BJJ black belt is a testament to his dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence. His gratitude toward John Kavanagh and the camaraderie among his teammates exemplify the profound impact of mentorship and shared aspirations within the world of mixed martial arts.