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# John Kavanagh

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# tale of two johns
One in, one out as Waterford sign former Ireland U21 defender from Cork City
John Kavanagh joins while young midfielder John Martin, also with underage caps, leaves for Bray on loan.
# bounce back
Gunnar Nelson to return at UFC Copenhagen in September
The Icelandic fighter will take on Thiago Alves, while the main event for the card is yet to be announced.
# John Kavanagh
Conor McGregor is 'paying for his mistakes' says longtime coach
John Kavanagh said he does not condone the mistakes made by the former UFC champion.
# Influence
'The Derry Pele' pulls the strings as Finn Harps advance in First Division play-off
Paddy McCourt was imperious as he prolonged his playing career for two more weeks.
# Coach Kavanagh
McGregor's coach expects Khabib rematch next but would love Diaz trilogy
John Kavanagh says summer 2019 is the realistic return date for a return to the octagon.
# Donegal Catch
Cork City send ex-Ireland U21 defender out on loan to Finn Harps
As well as John Kavanagh, Harps have completed a temporary deal for Derry City’s Niall Logue.
# Return of the Mac
'I have seen the spark back': Kavanagh says McGregor's UFC return talks are ongoing
McGregor hasn’t entered the octagon since November 2016.
# riposte
Irish MMA Association issues strong response to 'misinformation' from Minister Shane Ross
IMMAA’s John Kavanagh has released a comprehensive statement.
# loan stars
Waterford bring in ex-Ireland U21 defender from Cork as Dundalk winger joins Galway
John Kavanagh and Carlton Ubaezuonu have made temporary moves ahead of the start of the 2018 season.
# Speaking out
'Be the one to step in. It changed my life': James Kavanagh describes school bullying on Late Late
James Kavanagh was on the show with his brother John, who coaches Conor McGregor.
# the kavanagh brothers
James Kavanagh's mam mortified him on the Late Late by talking about his bold teenage years
# Hokey Pokey
Nelson's camp disappointed after appeal against controversial loss fails
The UFC welterweight felt illegal eye pokes were decisive in his recent defeat to Santiago Ponzinibbio.
# Inside the camp
Diaz trilogy is what I'd prefer next — but another fight this year is unlikely
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively for The42.
# Inside the camp
We're ready to show the world of boxing that there's more than one way to skin a cat
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively ahead of the clash with Floyd Mayweather.
# Fine line
John Kavanagh outlines why Conor McGregor hasn't hired a boxing trainer for Mayweather fight
No boxing coach will have any involvement in McGregor’s preparation for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
# nobody said it was easy
'He kicks like a donkey': When John Kavanagh met Chris Martin
The Coldplay singer called in to SBG in Dublin following the band’s gig in Croke Park.
# masterplan
'They just think Ireland, UK - same thing. It bugged me, and I know Conor wasn't over the moon'
John Kavanagh talks press tours, ‘simpler’ training for Mayweather, Malignaggi sparring, and The Money Fight.
# Inside the camp
This won't be the first time Conor McGregor has defied the odds
John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Floyd Mayweather.
# Inside the camp
I wouldn't be involved in preparing Conor for this fight if I didn't think he could win
John Kavanagh discusses Conor McGregor’s potential clash with Floyd Mayweather in his latest column.
# Analysis
Kavanagh tips Holloway to defeat Aldo 'convincingly' this weekend
The pair will meet in a featherweight title unification bout in the main event at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro.
# Maygregor
'In my mind, it's on' - Kavanagh says training has begun for Mayweather bout
Conor McGregor’s head coach at Straight Blast Gym expects the fight to happen this year.
# mixed martial arts
'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters spent some time this week with young people who are learning MMA in one of the country’s newest gyms.
# Your Say
Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland?
Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh says the current situation means “anybody can run an MMA event … to whatever standard they see fit”.
# Safety
How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland?
Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process.
# Done Deal
One of the League of Ireland's most promising youngsters has committed to Cork
After a frustrating spell out injured, John Kavanagh has signed a new contract with the Leesiders.
# Win or Learn
'I’ve been spending a lot of time playing the UFC video game so I think that has prepared me well'
John Kavanagh on the origins of Straight Blast Gym Ireland.
# Feature
Double sporting success makes 2016 a year to remember in Dublin suburb
Ballyboden St Enda’s and Annalise Murphy both brought some very special silverware back to Rathfarnham.
# Inside the camp
Recognition of MMA in Ireland, mandatory brain scans for SBG and what's next for McGregor
John Kavanagh brings us his latest exclusive column.
# essential reading
Here are our 16 favourite sports books from 2016
Paul O’Connell, Joey Barton and John Kavanagh are among the big names to feature in our list.
# The Strabanimal
SBG's James Gallagher steps up and delivers against Anthony Taylor at Bellator 169 in Dublin
The ambitious 20-year-old feels he will have a shot at the featherweight title inside 12 months.
# Homework off
Kids at a Cork school received a visit from John Kavanagh and the UFC lightweight belt
Conor McGregor’s coach put smiles on a lot of young faces on Leeside this morning.
# UFC Belfast
McGregor got him in the door but Kavanagh says Charlie Ward is worthy of UFC debut
The Irish welterweight makes his bow in the octagon this weekend.
# Inside track
'Our rugby team have spurred us on to make it another memorable night for Ireland'
John Kavanagh delivers his pre-fight thoughts from New York ahead of Conor McGregor’s bid for history.
# Original
Owen Roddy never reached the summit but he carved a path for others who did
Conor McGregor’s striking coach narrowly missed out on the big payday he spent years pursuing as a fighter.
# Goldilocks
Welterweight is too hot, featherweight is too cold, but lightweight is just right
John Kavanagh speaks exclusively to The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Eddie Alvarez.
# Drum roll
Kavanagh says McGregor's impending announcement is 'only positive'
The UFC featherweight champion has said he has something significant to reveal after he faces Eddie Alvarez.
# rumour has it
'We had a giggle about it' - Kavanagh on the rumour that McGregor was knocked out in training
The bogus rumour was promptly dismissed by the SBG camp.
# good reads
Here are the 6 nominees for Irish sports book of the year
Books on Paul O’Connell, Jason McAteer and John Kavanagh have made the cut.
# looking ahead
'There will be adversity in this fight... There will be times where Conor is feeling that pressure'
John Kavanagh says his fighter’s upcoming bout will be far from straightforward.
# Inside the camp
His rivals may feel hard done by but Conor has earned this historic opportunity
John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s head coach, writes exclusively ahead of McGregor’s return at UFC 205.