John Kavanagh head coach to UFC fighter, Conor McGregor has publicly stated that he believes the Irish fighter’s days in the ring are numbered and that he is also having serious doubts about continuing to coach McGregor. Conor McGregor has recently seen back-to-back losses and Kavanagh said the hit he took during the defeat to Khabib Nurnamagomedov was “a punch he had never experienced before in his entire career.”
Kavanagh feels McGregor has taken more hits than he needs to, and now that he has a family and is making more money off his whiskey than he ever did with fighting, the coach feels it could be time to step down, saying “even Superman slows down.”
In an interview with the Irish Independent, Kavanagh said he wasn’t sure he’ll be there for the next fight stating that it would take a specific challenge to convince him to continue training with McGregor.
Well, he would certainly have to convince me to go again. I love the whole journey we’ve had, but I’d need a good ‘why’, but if it was just, ‘Well, they want me to fight that guy,’ I think I’d say, ‘I wish you the best.’” – Kavanagh