Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh may have accidentally let slip a major secret regarding the Irish fighter’s position ahead of UFC 257.
As McGregor prepared for his fight with Dustin Poirier this Sunday, Kavanagh appeared on ESPN to break up the fight ahead as the former featherweight and lightweight champion prepares to return after a 12-month hiatus.
Kavanagh was discussing the predictions he and McGregor had made between them before things got awkward just 20 minutes into the interview.
“Conor and I joked about the part you are looking forward to – it’s a little weird – is that the fight will be over, we’ll be back on the super yacht, we’ll head to Dubai and we’ll go. all sitting staring at our phones watching the highlights in return, ”said Kavanagh ESPN Ariel Helwani.
“Hell [McGregor] to be separating it, but also to appreciate it – to enjoy the techniques, the sequences.
“Let’s see if some of the predictions we’ve made between ourselves about what the damaging shots will be [come true]. “
Suddenly, Kavanagh revealed that McGregor, who throughout his career struggled out of a southpaw position, was now training in orthodoxy.
“Will the predominantly Orthodox training for this whole camp bear fruit?” He asked.
Realizing the mistake, Kavanagh quickly added, “Take that out, take that out. Can you cut that?”
“Yes,” Helwani replied.
With the awkward moment remaining in the clip, whether Kavanagh’s comments were serious or potentially a mind games case won’t be revealed until both fighters make it to the Octagon this weekend.
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