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Conor McGregor’s Coach Says a Lot of “Tough Rounds” as Well as Movement Drills Part of UFC 194 Camp

John Kavanagh (photo via College Times / Youtube)

By FCF Staff

Much was made of the movement drills Conor McGregor was performing leading up to UFC 194, but the featherweight champ’s coach says the camp involved plenty of hard training.

During the “Embedded” series that led up to McGregor’s bout with Jose Aldo, footage of him performing drills fans had never seen, quickly buzzed the MMA world. Some fans and fighters even questioned the merits of the movement exercises.

McGregor went on to KO Aldo in just 13 seconds, so the drills haven’t received any further scrutiny, but the new champ’s coach understands it could have been different. Recently John Kavanagh appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and while discussing the movement drills, he stated (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“That’s a 10-second look at our day,” Kavanagh said. … “We do a lot of hard training. There’s a lot of tough rounds that have to be done in preparation for a fight like this.”

“Apparently I’m a genius now that this was my idea,” Kavanagh added with a laugh. “But if he’d have lost, I’d have gotten poor Ronda Rousey’s coach’s treatment. I would have been the worst human being on the planet. That’s MMA fans. They’re a fickle bunch.”

McGregor is expected to fight featherweight contender Frankie Edgar next, or to move to lightweight and possibly face champion Rafael dos Anjos.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:00 am
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