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#John Kavanagh

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 30 July, 2015

John Kavanagh defended the legitimacy of MMA during a live TV3 debate
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John Kavanagh defended the legitimacy of MMA during a live TV3 debate

Jul 30th 2015, 9:28 AM 27,093 Views 63 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach was on The Late Review last night with journalist Eoghan Corry and presenter Tom McGurk.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 16 July, 2015

John Kavanagh: 'I did think it was inevitable that this day would come'
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John Kavanagh: 'I did think it was inevitable that this day would come'

Jul 16th 2015, 5:35 PM 14,601 Views 16 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach reflects on a historic triumph for Irish sport in his exclusive column.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Conor McGregor's win over Chad Mendes just became even more impressive
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Conor McGregor's win over Chad Mendes just became even more impressive

Jul 15th 2015, 8:45 AM 67,161 Views 39 Comments

His coach has revealed just how much injuries impacted on his preparation

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 11 July, 2015

John Kavanagh: 'The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of'
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John Kavanagh: 'The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of'

Jul 11th 2015, 11:50 PM 12,047 Views 6 Comments

The latest from our exclusive columnist ahead of tomorrow’s title bout for Conor McGregor at UFC 189.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

'Conor is the number one mixed martial artist on the planet'
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'Conor is the number one mixed martial artist on the planet'

Jul 7th 2015, 7:46 AM 27,589 Views 50 Comments

We caught up with John Kavanagh in Las Vegas ahead of UFC 189.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 25 June, 2015

John Kavanagh: We won't know until the day before the fight if it's Aldo or Mendes
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John Kavanagh: We won't know until the day before the fight if it's Aldo or Mendes

Jun 25th 2015, 10:13 PM 59,355 Views 53 Comments

The latest update from inside Conor McGregor’s camp.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

'The confusion over Aldo's drug test raised some eyebrows' - John Kavanagh
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'The confusion over Aldo's drug test raised some eyebrows' - John Kavanagh

Jun 16th 2015, 1:11 PM 10,440 Views 3 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach brings us the latest from their camp.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 5 June, 2015

John Kavanagh: There's no place for drug cheats in our gym
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John Kavanagh: There's no place for drug cheats in our gym

Jun 5th 2015, 7:30 PM 8,458 Views 5 Comments

The latest exclusive column from Conor McGregor’s head coach.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42
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'Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42

Apr 22nd 2015, 10:15 AM 6,189 Views 4 Comments

The latest column from Ireland’s top mixed martial arts coach.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

'Don't be surprised to see Conor beat Aldo by submission' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42
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'Don't be surprised to see Conor beat Aldo by submission' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42

Apr 8th 2015, 7:51 AM 31,013 Views 59 Comments

The latest column from Ireland’s top MMA coach.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Aisling Daly is one win away from a UFC title bout, says coach John Kavanagh
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Aisling Daly is one win away from a UFC title bout, says coach John Kavanagh

Mar 26th 2015, 3:00 PM 6,438 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner faces Claudia Gadelha on 11 April.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Paddy Holohan and John Kavanagh are bringing a new MMA facility to Tallaght
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# Irish Takeover

Paddy Holohan and John Kavanagh are bringing a new MMA facility to Tallaght

Mar 24th 2015, 8:35 PM 7,899 Views 4 Comments

SBG is expanding to south Dublin under the stewardship of the UFC flyweight and his head coach.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

'Professional sport is not purely about performing, it's about entertaining'
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'Professional sport is not purely about performing, it's about entertaining'

Feb 25th 2015, 6:28 PM 6,057 Views 4 Comments

The latest from John Kavanagh, Ireland’s top MMA coach, in his exclusive The42.ie column.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Carragher has some astute advice for Henderson - it's the sporting tweets of the week
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Carragher has some astute advice for Henderson - it's the sporting tweets of the week

Feb 22nd 2015, 7:00 AM 9,400 Views 0 Comments

Plus, how to write a Ceefax match report and Stone Cold Steve Austin teases Wayne Rooney.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 22 January, 2015

'Conor will stop Jose Aldo inside three rounds' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42.ie
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'Conor will stop Jose Aldo inside three rounds' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42.ie

Jan 22nd 2015, 6:56 PM 24,046 Views 58 Comments

Ireland’s top MMA coach looks ahead to a big day in May.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Conor McGregor up to fourth in UFC's featherweight rankings after Boston win
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Conor McGregor up to fourth in UFC's featherweight rankings after Boston win

Jan 21st 2015, 8:57 AM 7,239 Views 4 Comments

The Irishman beat Denis Siver on Sunday night.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 12 January, 2015

'I can't see it going beyond 2 minutes' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for TheScore.ie
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'I can't see it going beyond 2 minutes' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for TheScore.ie

Jan 12th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,765 Views 12 Comments

Conor McGregor’s head coach joins our team of expert columnists ahead of UFC Boston.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 19 December, 2014

‘We’re not just here to say we met Dana White – we’re here to get stuck in and win fights’
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‘We’re not just here to say we met Dana White – we’re here to get stuck in and win fights’

Dec 19th 2014, 10:00 AM 2,710 Views 2 Comments

Andy Ryan has fostered the talent of UFC flyweight Neil Seery at his Team Ryano gym in north Dublin

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 27 November, 2014

'It's okay to have a bit of nerves' - McGregor and his SBG team-mates' sports psychologist
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'It's okay to have a bit of nerves' - McGregor and his SBG team-mates' sports psychologist

Nov 27th 2014, 7:22 PM 4,740 Views 1 Comment

David Mullins has worked with many fighters in the SGB stable as well as John Kavanagh.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Fighting in Dublin opened my eyes, says UFC star Gunnar Nelson
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# Unfamiliar Territory

Fighting in Dublin opened my eyes, says UFC star Gunnar Nelson

Sep 6th 2014, 7:20 AM 7,904 Views 10 Comments

“People in the past have thought I was an Irishman, and some people probably still do. “

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 28 August, 2014

'He’s got good hair' - Ireland's Paddy Holohan handed second UFC bout
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'He’s got good hair' - Ireland's Paddy Holohan handed second UFC bout

Aug 28th 2014, 7:21 PM 3,891 Views 1 Comment

The Dublin flyweight takes on Louis Gaudinot in Canada on 4 October.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Adopted Irishman Gunnar Nelson to headline UFC Fight Night in Stockholm
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Adopted Irishman Gunnar Nelson to headline UFC Fight Night in Stockholm

Aug 7th 2014, 8:54 PM 5,343 Views 6 Comments

It will be first time Nelson has headlined a UFC event.

# john-kavanagh - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Ireland's top female fighter Daly looks set to follow team-mates into the UFC
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Ireland's top female fighter Daly looks set to follow team-mates into the UFC

Jun 8th 2014, 1:15 PM 8,214 Views 7 Comments

Ais ‘The Bash’ talks about getting by in a male-dominated sport, being ‘the mammy’ of SBG and plans to take part in the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Big names to attend grand opening of SBG's new facility
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Big names to attend grand opening of SBG's new facility

Jan 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,315 Views 1 Comment

Conor McGregor, Cathal Pendred and Ireland’s Cian Healy will all be there as the MMA team cut the ribbon this afternoon.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 29 November, 2013

McGregor exceeding markers on road to recovery, says coach Kavanagh
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McGregor exceeding markers on road to recovery, says coach Kavanagh

Nov 29th 2013, 10:33 AM 4,905 Views 9 Comments

The MMA fighter is aiming to be back competing next year after ACL surgery.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Ireland's most successful MMA team upgrading to new premises
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Ireland's most successful MMA team upgrading to new premises

Nov 28th 2013, 7:33 PM 9,962 Views 5 Comments

John Kavanagh’s SBG Ireland is moving its headquarters to the Naas Road in Dublin 12.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 23 August, 2013

'He will be back even stronger,' insists McGregor's coach John Kavanagh
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'He will be back even stronger,' insists McGregor's coach John Kavanagh

Aug 23rd 2013, 7:00 PM 3,512 Views 4 Comments

The UFC fighter is set to be out of action for 10 months but could return to the Octagon in front of a home crowd next year.

# john-kavanagh - Monday 19 August, 2013

Analysis: Conor McGregor rises to the big occasion
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Analysis: Conor McGregor rises to the big occasion

Aug 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,963 Views 8 Comments

The Dubliner recorded another UFC victory on Saturday night, once again illustrating his promise as a fighter.

# john-kavanagh - Saturday 17 August, 2013

10 steps to hosting a party for Conor McGregor’s UFC fight
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10 steps to hosting a party for Conor McGregor’s UFC fight

Aug 17th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,280 Views 4 Comments

Ireland will be watching as the Dubliner steps into the Octagon again in Boston late tonight.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

'The Conor who fought in April would lose to Conor now' - John Kavanagh
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'The Conor who fought in April would lose to Conor now' - John Kavanagh

Aug 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 3,277 Views 1 Comment

The Irish UFC fighter’s coach believes the Dubliner has improved immensely since his UFC debut.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

'I felt like I was playing a video game' - Conor McGregor recalls 'surreal' UFC debut
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'I felt like I was playing a video game' - Conor McGregor recalls 'surreal' UFC debut

Apr 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 10,476 Views 17 Comments

The mixed martial artist also claimed he was “bringing in a new era of Irish sport”.

# john-kavanagh - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Kildare football boss Kieran McGeeney now has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Kildare football boss Kieran McGeeney now has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Mar 28th 2013, 5:21 PM 6,869 Views 10 Comments

Geezer’s beard is also looking particularly bad-ass but that’s a different story for a different day.

# john-kavanagh - Friday 8 March, 2013

Interview: Pendred certain that Irish fighters will shine in UFC
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Interview: Pendred certain that Irish fighters will shine in UFC

Mar 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 1,403 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner, who is aiming to claim the Cage Warriors welterweight title in London tomorrow night, believes it’s only a matter of time before he follows his team-mate Conor McGregor.

# john-kavanagh - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

'I have to pinch myself every now and again' - Ireland's top MMA coach John Kavanagh
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'I have to pinch myself every now and again' - Ireland's top MMA coach John Kavanagh

Feb 27th 2013, 12:57 PM 6,944 Views 0 Comments

The founder of SBG Ireland has seen two of his figthers join the UFC in recent months.

# john-kavanagh - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

'Gaming Granny' wins Google's Silver Surfer award
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'Gaming Granny' wins Google's Silver Surfer award

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:00 PM 9,529 Views 12 Comments

Pauline O’Connor’s gaming habits with her grandchildren have won her the Google/Age Action award for people over 50 who embrace technology.