Conor McGregor recently finished filming season 31 of TUF, where he coached opposite Michael Chandler. Although McGregor has not competed since July of 2021, he is confident that he will dominate Chandler when they meet later this year in a welterweight outing.
McGregor has also been very vocal about his coaching skills and recently boasted about having the best MMA coach in the game. He lauded his long-time coach, John Kavanagh, and took jabs at some of the sport’s top coaching names, including Firaz Zahabi, Trevor Wittman, Javier Mendez, Mike Brown, and Greg Jackson.
In response to McGregor’s tweet, MMA manager and his longtime nemesis, Ali Abdelaziz, called out McGregor and his team for being cut from the UFC and claimed that Khabib Nurmagomedov showed that McGregor and his team were trash.
However, McGregor did not back down and replied with a jab at Khabib Nurmagomedov, saying that he sees his face on the back of the bus every time he looks in the toilet after having a bowel movement.
There were serious concerns raised about McGregor’s longtime coach Kavanagh after McGregor suffered two losses in a row against Dustin Poirier.
The defeat of Conor McGregor to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 has sparked a debate about the quality of the training at SBG Ireland under the guidance of John Kavanagh. Some critics are calling for Kavanagh’s removal from McGregor’s team following the defeat, citing his reputation as the biggest “mcdojo guy” among legitimate trainers.
“I was asked this on Ireland AM the other morning and I had my research ready,” Kavanagh continued.
“For this quarter that’s just ending we had a 70 per cent win rate; 20 fighters and 14 wins, and that’s going to be right up there with some of the best gyms in the world.
“Our biggest star [McGregor] obviously overshadows everything we do and if he slips then people say the whole gym is terrible.
“Dustin Poirier can go out and lose to Charles, or get finished quicker than Conor did against Khabib, and nobody asks why he’s still with American Top Team or says he has no grappling. ”
“So we’re judged under a different set of rules to everybody else, and that’s fine because we also get a lot of benefits from the 2,000lb gorilla that is Conor.”
McGregor’s confidence in his coaching skills and his upcoming bout with Chandler is at an all-time high. He believes that his unique style will enable him to “slice through” Chandler with ease. McGregor’s recent comments have garnered attention from fans and critics alike, leaving many wondering if he can back up his bold claims in the octagon.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.