‘Conor McGregor Should Fire You Immediately’- Michael Bisping Trashes John Kavanagh for His Recent Comments

Published 07/14/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Michael Bisping provides commentary for the broadcast during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor lost his second fight in a row against his old rival Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Although the fight was stopped because of a horrific leg injury, many critics are pointing fingers at the Irishman’s corner. ‘The Notorious’ lost the first round on all three judges’ scorecards, which is an enormous concern for McGregor fans.

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UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping joined a review post-fight UFC 264 show with BT Sport. While on air, he pointed a finger at McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh.

Michael Bisping said, “Just like his coach John Kavanagh has this morning. He said ‘oh, I saw nothing that concerned me. I knew that in the second round we would get the knockout. Nothing I’ve seen there concerned me at all.’ Well if that’s true, John Kavanagh, Conor should fire you immediately, because that was very concerning.”

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‘The Count’ Bisping continued, “You were on your back and you were getting dominated. It was a 10-8 round. That’s concerning. You don’t want to get your a** kicked, simple as that, and that was what was happening.”

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Fighters grow when their coaches criticize them for making mistakes, but Kavanagh didn’t look concerned even though his fighter got dominated in the first round. Therefore, Bisping wants Conor McGregor to “fire” his coach.

Michael Bisping thinks the injury gave Conor McGregor an excuse

Dustin Poirier poured it on his opponent with nasty ground and pound in the first round. He controlled McGregor and looked like the superior fighter in the opening round. However, after ‘The Notorious’ broke his leg, the fight ended via doctor stoppage. ‘The Count’ believes this tragic ending gave McGregor an excuse to protect his stardom.

LAS VEGAS, CA – OCTOBER 06: Conor McGregor sits on the canvas after being submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov during UFC 229 lightweight championship match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Friday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

Bisping said, “The leg break was unfortunate. But, as I say, it gives McGregor an excuse or a reason why the fight ended. If that didn’t happen, I mean come on, the odds of him turning it around and finishing Dustin in the second round when round one is supposed to be Conor’s best round. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t a good performance.”

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Many fans may share this sentiment as the deeper the fight goes, McGregor’s opponents, who begin to feel confident that they have weathered the early storm, come into their own.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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