Thursday 22 March 2018

Diarmuid Connolly gives perfect response to John Kavanagh's training offer

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh raised an interesting proposition yesterday when he told The Herald that he would be 'honoured' to train Diarmuid Connolly on how to control his emotions in the heat of battle - and the Dubs star has responded brilliantly to the offer.

Connolly is currently serving a 12-week ban for interfering with an official and Kavanagh thinks that Brazilian jiu-jitsu could help the All Star attacker curb his temper on the field.

Read more: 'I'd be honoured to give him a lesson' - John Kavanagh open to teaching Diarmuid Connolly how to keep his cool

"He knew what the consequences were and yet couldn’t control himself, so I would definitely as a coach see that as a worrying trait," Kavanagh said.

"I would definitely encourage him to do something about it. Training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, would that help? Maybe.

"The door is always open to somebody to come in and learn, so if he would like to come in and give it a go, I would be very honoured to give him a lesson."

Connolly had his say on Instagram, responding to Kavanagh's comments with a cheeky call out of the coach's prized fighter, Conor McGregor.

It's unlikely that the four-time All-Ireland champion will enter the Octagon with Kavanagh, but there are worse ways of keeping fit while Connolly waits to make his Dublin return.

@coach_kavanagh tell Conor I'm coming

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