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#John Kavanagh

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 10 September, 2016

John Kavanagh opens up about 'humiliating' attack that led to him finding MMA
# Mcgregor's Coach
# Mcgregor's Coach

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

Sep 10th 2016, 10:22 AM 42,938 Views 28 Comments

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
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# Inside The Camp

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

Aug 26th 2016, 9:30 PM 47,102 Views 63 Comments

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

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 21 August, 2016

'Surprise, surprise! The king is back!' McGregor invites Diaz to another fight on his terms
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# Reaction

'Surprise, surprise! The king is back!' McGregor invites Diaz to another fight on his terms

Aug 21st 2016, 6:01 AM 63,573 Views 64 Comments

Will we do it all again?

# john-kavanagh - Friday 19 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 19th 2016, 11:58 PM 4,990 Views 1 Comment

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? From The42

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

Aug 18th 2016, 12:05 PM 4,387 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Win Or Learn
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# Win Or Learn

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

Aug 15th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,022 Views 12 Comments

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
# Inside Track
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# Inside Track

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

Aug 8th 2016, 3:00 PM 54,571 Views 49 Comments

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

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Kavanagh expects McGregor to win so decisively that another Diaz rematch won't be necessary
# Revenge
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# Revenge

Kavanagh expects McGregor to win so decisively that another Diaz rematch won't be necessary

Jul 20th 2016, 3:08 PM 18,169 Views 22 Comments

They’ll meet again a month from today.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 7 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 7th 2016, 12:40 PM 14,436 Views 27 Comments

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
From The42
# MMA

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

Jun 26th 2016, 12:28 PM 8,908 Views 6 Comments

It’s serious when it ends up on CNN.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 23 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 5:08 PM 4,350 Views 83 Comments

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

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Just weeks after he was forced to quit the UFC, Paddy Holohan has realised his dream
# The Next Episode
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# The Next Episode

Just weeks after he was forced to quit the UFC, Paddy Holohan has realised his dream

Jun 22nd 2016, 6:43 PM 16,567 Views 5 Comments

The disappointment that accompanied the SBG fighter’s sudden retirement didn’t last long thanks to a new project.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'There were mistakes made and, as the coach, I’ll take ownership of them'
# Win Or Learn
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# Win Or Learn

'There were mistakes made and, as the coach, I’ll take ownership of them'

Jun 21st 2016, 8:00 AM 45,583 Views 35 Comments

The exclusive first extract from ‘Win or Learn’, John Kavanagh’s autobiography, which is released this week.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Governing body for MMA could take 5 years as Ireland aims to replicate Swedish model
# Moving Forward
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# Moving Forward

Governing body for MMA could take 5 years as Ireland aims to replicate Swedish model

May 31st 2016, 7:08 PM 15,773 Views 20 Comments

John Kavanagh talks us through the ins and outs of recognition.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

John Kavanagh heads up new Irish MMA body in bid to gain recognition for the sport
# Get Organised
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# Get Organised

John Kavanagh heads up new Irish MMA body in bid to gain recognition for the sport

May 24th 2016, 9:57 AM 5,247 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Amateur Pankration Association will break from its connection to wrestling and establish the new IMMAA.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 25 April, 2016

John Kavanagh: Do you want to see Conor's best performances or hear his best soundbites?
# Inside The Camp
From The42
# Inside The Camp

John Kavanagh: Do you want to see Conor's best performances or hear his best soundbites?

Apr 25th 2016, 2:08 AM 35,659 Views 39 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach brings us his latest column.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 8 April, 2016

'It's a long road they'd have to travel': why MMA is not recognised by Sport Ireland
# MMA
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# MMA

'It's a long road they'd have to travel': why MMA is not recognised by Sport Ireland

Apr 8th 2016, 8:15 AM 5,062 Views 0 Comments

Sport Ireland has been conducting anti-doping tests on Irish MMA fighters even though the sport isn’t yet recognised by the body.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 31 March, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor rematch set, Walters remains upbeat and all today's sport
# Thursday
From The42
# Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor rematch set, Walters remains upbeat and all today's sport

Mar 31st 2016, 8:35 PM 11,601 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Lionel Messi’s charity donation has backfired spectacularly and it was a great day for former Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons.

John Kavanagh: Conor is the more skilful fighter and he'll prove that in July
# Inside Track
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# Inside Track

John Kavanagh: Conor is the more skilful fighter and he'll prove that in July

Mar 31st 2016, 7:48 AM 61,761 Views 67 Comments

The SBG head coach writes exclusively for The42 on the announcement of the Diaz-McGregor rematch.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 7 March, 2016

'155 wouldn't have made a difference, Diaz was the better guy on the night' -- John Kavanagh
# No Excuse
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# No Excuse

'155 wouldn't have made a difference, Diaz was the better guy on the night' -- John Kavanagh

Mar 7th 2016, 9:08 PM 22,812 Views 56 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach was taken aback by how quickly his fighter tired.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 4 March, 2016

John Kavanagh: With no weight to cut, there are night-and-day differences in Conor McGregor
# Inside The Camp
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# Inside The Camp

John Kavanagh: With no weight to cut, there are night-and-day differences in Conor McGregor

Mar 4th 2016, 4:32 PM 55,285 Views 47 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach writes for The42 ahead of tomorrow’s big fight at UFC 196.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 29 February, 2016

Former Munster man puts rugby career on hold for a taste of life as an MMA fighter
# Rucks And Brawls
From The42
# Rucks And Brawls

Former Munster man puts rugby career on hold for a taste of life as an MMA fighter

Feb 29th 2016, 6:01 PM 50,499 Views 5 Comments

Shane Monahan is going in a different direction in 2016.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

John Kavanagh: There's a lesson to be learned here for anyone who wants to fight Conor McGregor
# Inside The Camp
From The42
# Inside The Camp

John Kavanagh: There's a lesson to be learned here for anyone who wants to fight Conor McGregor

Feb 24th 2016, 1:33 PM 64,297 Views 57 Comments

Conor McGregor’s head coach reacts to the change of UFC 196 opponent.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Coach Kavanagh: I'm open to Conor fighting for a third UFC title in July
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# Inside The Camp

Coach Kavanagh: I'm open to Conor fighting for a third UFC title in July

Feb 11th 2016, 6:32 PM 28,378 Views 32 Comments

Conor McGregor’s head coach brings us his latest exclusive column ahead of UFC 196.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Minister says MMA should be recognised as a sport but government funding is 'a long way away'
# Recognition
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# Recognition

Minister says MMA should be recognised as a sport but government funding is 'a long way away'

Feb 9th 2016, 8:45 PM 13,194 Views 20 Comments

MMA “has been a phenomenon”, says Paschal Donohoe.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Ireland's Artem Lobov unable to register a first UFC win after unanimous defeat in Las Vegas
# Russian Roulette
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# Russian Roulette

Ireland's Artem Lobov unable to register a first UFC win after unanimous defeat in Las Vegas

Feb 7th 2016, 11:22 AM 10,525 Views 12 Comments

The Russian-born SBG fighter went down to Alex White at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

John Kavanagh: What Conor will do at UFC 197 will never happen again
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# Inside The Camp

John Kavanagh: What Conor will do at UFC 197 will never happen again

Jan 12th 2016, 9:33 PM 113,456 Views 49 Comments

Conor McGregor’s head coach on the challenge facing them in Las Vegas on 5 March.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 18 December, 2015

John Kavanagh: 'Forget the cut to 145lbs for now... an April lightweight title fight is next'
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

John Kavanagh: 'Forget the cut to 145lbs for now... an April lightweight title fight is next'

Dec 18th 2015, 9:30 PM 46,831 Views 32 Comments

The latest from Ireland’s top MMA coach.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 11 December, 2015

Our journey to the biggest fight in UFC history started in a video shop on George's Street in 1996
# The Inside Track
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# The Inside Track

Our journey to the biggest fight in UFC history started in a video shop on George's Street in 1996

Dec 11th 2015, 5:05 PM 28,466 Views 34 Comments

John Kavanagh brings us his latest exclusive column ahead of tomorrow night’s fight at UFC 194.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 10 December, 2015

'MMA saved my life. I wouldn't like to think what I'd be doing if I didn't have it'
# Opening Doors
From The42
# Opening Doors

'MMA saved my life. I wouldn't like to think what I'd be doing if I didn't have it'

Dec 10th 2015, 4:45 PM 9,714 Views 1 Comment

A new documentary on the next wave of Irish MMA fighters airs on RTÉ tonight.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 30 November, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor hotly tipped, Towell signs for Brighton & all today's sport
# Monday
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# Monday

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor hotly tipped, Towell signs for Brighton & all today's sport

Nov 30th 2015, 8:16 PM 20,484 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Kobe Bryant announces he’ll retire at the end of the season and Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw could be out for the next six weeks because of injury.

John Kavanagh: Part of me can see this fight being over in 60 seconds
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

John Kavanagh: Part of me can see this fight being over in 60 seconds

Nov 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 138,596 Views 83 Comments

Conor McGregor’s head coach brings us his latest exclusive column ahead of next week’s big fight.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 27 November, 2015

'He achieved things only a tiny percentage of the population will ever even get close to'
# Farewell
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# Farewell

'He achieved things only a tiny percentage of the population will ever even get close to'

Nov 27th 2015, 5:39 PM 11,212 Views 8 Comments

John Kavanagh pays tribute to Cathal Pendred.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 23 November, 2015

Massive medal haul for Irish athletes at European MMA Championships
# Takeover
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# Takeover

Massive medal haul for Irish athletes at European MMA Championships

Nov 23rd 2015, 2:54 PM 5,281 Views 0 Comments

Ben Forsyth and Leah McCourt both won gold.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: Reebok's 'insensitive' UFC Ireland shirt, IABA in hot water and all today's sport
# Wednesday
From The42
# Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Reebok's 'insensitive' UFC Ireland shirt, IABA in hot water and all today's sport

Oct 21st 2015, 8:25 PM 21,369 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the PFAI have confirmed that a footballer has been charged with an anti-doping violation.

Coach Kavanagh issues ultimatum to Reebok over 'incredibly insensitive' Ireland t-shirts
# Oh Dear
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# Oh Dear

Coach Kavanagh issues ultimatum to Reebok over 'incredibly insensitive' Ireland t-shirts

Oct 21st 2015, 3:24 PM 22,039 Views 28 Comments

The SBG founder threatened to pull out of their sponsorship deal if they weren’t removed today.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

'Paddy Holohan is the people's main event at UFC Dublin' - John Kavanagh
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

'Paddy Holohan is the people's main event at UFC Dublin' - John Kavanagh

Oct 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 7,705 Views 11 Comments

The latest from Ireland’s leading mixed martial arts coach in his exclusive column.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

John Kavanagh: 'If Conor's only motivation was money he'd no longer be fighting'
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

John Kavanagh: 'If Conor's only motivation was money he'd no longer be fighting'

Sep 16th 2015, 9:40 PM 9,087 Views 12 Comments

The latest exclusive column from Ireland’s leading MMA coach.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

'Whatever it is about Conor's personality, his wins are always overlooked' - John Kavanagh
# Column
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# Column

'Whatever it is about Conor's personality, his wins are always overlooked' - John Kavanagh

Aug 12th 2015, 7:18 PM 9,976 Views 7 Comments

The latest exclusive column from Ireland’s leading MMA coach.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 2 August, 2015

John Kavanagh to link up with likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov to form new MMA team
# A-Team
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# A-Team

John Kavanagh to link up with likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov to form new MMA team

Aug 2nd 2015, 2:52 PM 24,112 Views 4 Comments

The venture is being backed by the fifth son of the King of Bahrain.