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Conor McGregor’s Coach John Kavanagh Comes Clean on His Obscene 190-Pound Physique

Published 03/13/2022, 11:49 AM EDT

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UFC Fans are missing Conor McGregor since his last outing. As ‘The Notorious’ suffered a shin injury in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier. McGregor had to undergo surgery, which led to his absence from training as an MMA fighter. But McGregor didn’t just stop there. The Irish Superstar started lifting weights to build strength. As a result, we see him bulked up in his recent posts on social media.

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McGregor’s longtime mentor John Kavanagh has recently shared insights and tactics behind Conor’s transformation to “You know, Conor is a very hard trainer, and he’s not going to go to the gym and mess around…

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“The only thing he could go is lift weights, So guess what? He lifted all the weights,” said Kavanagh.

Can Conor McGregor face trouble shedding weight for a lightweight bout?

Many people might have this conception that all this muscle mass which he has put on could cause hindrance in superstar’s performance as a fighter. “In terms of am I worried in a couple months time he’ll struggle with the weight? No,” Kavanagh said.

The former double Champ, who started out as a featherweight and then moved to the lightweight division, might face issues while cutting his weight back. Although McGregor has also competed in the welterweight bout against Cowboy Cerrone and Nate Diaz.


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McGregor’s broken leg has healed and his next task is to ensure his MMA skills get back up to scratch and he is fully fit for a fight. Coach Kavanagh added, “He’s made weight for 15 years, never missed once. For all his boxing fights, all his MMA fights… What he is going to come back, I believe, is much stronger. 

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Coach Kavanaugh also predicts that Conor might want to return to the UFC’s International fight week in July. ‘The Notorious’ is getting back to the rhythm with MMA training. He seems indecisive about who Conor would want to face on his return.

Coach Kavanagh has not yet let out who will be the ‘bulked-up’ Conor’s next target. But who do you think will be on the fight card against McGregor on his return?

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Shivam Verma


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Shivam Verma is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This combat sports fan and active Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing practitioner, who is also a media graduate, has worked with various news and media organizations. By combining his interest and educational degree, Shivam is on a mission to unite his two passions- love for writing and sports.
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