Conor McGregor’s Coach Says he Knew UFC 205 Fight Would be a “Massive Mismatch”
By FCF Staff
Leading up to UFC 205, the consensus seemed to be that Eddie Alvarez would prove to be a difficult test for Conor McGregor, but the latter’s coach says he wasn’t surprised by what went down.
McGregor floored Alvarez with a big left not long into the bout, and while the now former champ popped right back up, he never appeared to fully recover. McGregor continued to tag Alvarez with left hands, and then after dropping him again with a combination, the bout was stopped. It was a dominant win for McGregor.
McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, appeared live on the set of “The MMA Hour” on Monday. During the interview, the ex-fighter had this to say about what unfolded at UFC 205 (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“He seems like a great guy,” Kavanagh said about Alvarez, who stopped Rafael dos Anjos in July to become the 155 champ. “Solid fighter. But if we’re just looking at skill sets, I felt going in … that this was a massive mismatch. That’s nothing to say about him as a person. Just skills wise. I really felt like this would look worse than the [Marcus] Brimage fight. But that style of fight.”
Following Saturday’s win, McGregor announced he is an expecting father, and that after his child arrives next year, he plans to take a break from fighting.