Monday 18 December 2017

Conor McGregor's coach invites Roy Keane over for "stress relief" in his gym

Irish assistant manager Roy Keane
Irish assistant manager Roy Keane

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has invited Roy Keane over to his gym for some “stress relief”.

Ireland assistant manager Keane was in the headlines again last week as police in Manchester are investigating an alleged road rage incident.

Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Dennis Siver
Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Dennis Siver

Last October, Keane was at the centre of another incident at the Ireland team hotel in Portmarnock just days before Ireland faced Scotland in a crunch Euro 2016 qualifier.

But McGregor’s coach Kavanagh feels he can help the Corkman avoid such situations in the future.

“I’d be honoured if Roy Keane came to the gym,” said Kavanagh in today’s Irish Daily Star.

“It’d be great to have him here. Everyone knows physical exercise is great for stress relief. It’s escapism and it can really help you forget about your troubles.

“Other people like comedian Jason Byrne and Laurence Kinlan from Love/Hate come in.

“MMA is exciting and fun. We have an MMA foundation course which teaches MMA without contact,” added Kavanagh.

The sport of MMA has exploded in Ireland in the past year or so with McGregor leading the charge as he gears up for a world title fight with Brazilian Jose Aldo in Las Vegas this July.

“If people haven’t made up their mind about MMA, I’d ask them to visit the gymand see for themselves that it is a proper sport,” added Kavanagh.

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