John Kavanagh was criticized after Johnny Walker was beaten by Jamahal Hill, which adds to McGregor’s two recent losses to Dustin Poirier but Malki Kawa defended the Irishman.
Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has been defended after he was criticized for the Irishman’s form and Johnny Walker’s recent defeat.
Kavanagh trains McGregor and Walker and has come under fire from fans on social media over the weekend.
McGregor has lost three of his last four fights and has fallen significantly apart from Walker’s brutal defeat to Jamahal Hill on Saturday night.
However, MMA manager Malik Kawa stood up to defend Kavanagh on Twitter after a fan posted: “If you consider how terrible trainer John Kavanagh is., Conor really could be the greatest boxer ever.”
Kawa was quick to hit back at the tweet: “Where did all this hate come from? Second or third tweet I saw in Kavanagh.”
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Kavanagh has coached McGregor during his hugely successful UFC career, where he previously reigned as a featherweight and lightweight dual champion.
McGregor is also considered one of the biggest UFC superstars ever to make the list of eight of the ten best-selling pay-per-views in the promotion’s history with an undeniable result. receive.
However, he has fallen dramatically with just one win in a promotion match against Donald Cerrone in 2020 in over 5 years.
Last year culminated in disaster for McGregor, who eventually rematched Poirier and was brutally stopped. before breaking his leg in the opening lap of their trio.
But the 33-year-old is now looking to the future and his UFC return plot to lightweight division.
He has slipped to ninth in the rankings and could face a drop out of the top 10 if he doesn’t come back until the end of the year.
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Some of the options lying on the table for McGregor include a potential title clash against the winner of Charles Oliveira’s defense against Justin Gaethje which continues to be discussed by many people.
Kavanagh has previously suggested that summer could be a de facto date for McGregor, who are planning to return to full contact training and join in April.
However, McGregor’s manager, Tim Simpson, has stated that his return may be delayed until a clear option is available and his recovery is complete.
“Actually it was on Conor [when to return]but I look forward to this year,” Simpson told Time MMA. “He is currently in the Bahamas with his family and is focusing on other business ventures.
“After that injury, it was like ‘now might be the time’ but he wants to fight again, which I am baffled and talk about a lot about him.
“I don’t think it’s going to be in the summer but it’s definitely going to be some stage this year. Maybe we’ll see when the fight for the lightweight championship hits and then go.
“He’s going to fight this year and it’s a merit for him, he has no real reason to fight other than the fact he wants to and that’s impressive.”
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