Tuesday 21 November 2017

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh to reveal secret to success with new book

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor with coach John Kavanagh following the win over Jose Aldo at UFC 194
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor with coach John Kavanagh following the win over Jose Aldo at UFC 194
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

EVERYONE is keen to learn the secrets of Conor McGregor's worldwide success and soon UFC fans will get a unique behind the scenes glimpse from his coach John Kavanagh.

Kavanagh, who has trained the Dublin fighter for a number of years, has signed a book deal to release his own autobiography.

The trainer said he is committed to writing the "best book" he can and answer as many questions for fans as possible.

"[It's] surreal to me that they would approach me to do this and that there's enough interest in the idea to warrant doing it but let's go," he said.

The book, due to be released this summer, will detail Kavanagh's upbringing and his reasons for getting involved in martial arts.

It will also tell the story of how he started "a small team in a shed and ending up winning a titles in the gardens" he said in a message on his Facebook page.

"It will also focus on all of the big fights with behind the scenes stories of how they came about and how some were almost lost.

"By the end I want people to know my story, the philosophy behind our approach that led to an unfunded unsupported small club in Dublin making an impact on a truly global sport," he continued.

The famous coach has asked people to get in touch with any suggestions they have for what they would like to see covered in the book.

Kavanagh set up Straight Blast Gym first in Phibsboro, though his first venture was based our of his home in Rathcoole.

Now SBG, located on the Naas Road, is home to more than 500 members with state of the art equipment and more than 20 coaches for all different types of martial arts. He has signed the deal with publishers Penguin Random House.

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