- The Irishman is said to have a greater understanding of fighting than everyone else at SBG.
- Kavanagh told the McGregor-owned digital publication The MacLife that this training camp, the one supposed to get him ready for his comeback against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, is really about people just getting out of the fighter's way.
- McGregor fights Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18 in Las Vegas.
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Conor McGregor's coach says he's letting the fighter do whatever he wants, whenever he wants because he apparently knows more than everyone else in the training camp.
Dublin's Straight Blast Gym owner John Kavanagh is tasked with overseeing McGregor's preparations ahead of the Irishman's UFC 246 comeback, where he takes on Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in a non-title welterweight bout on January 18 in Las Vegas.
But speaking to The MacLife , a McGregor-owned digital publication, Kavanagh said it is really McGregor who is boss, that he decides when to train, how to prepare, and what to do, simply because he has a greater understanding of fighting.
"With Conor's fighting IQ, with Conor's understanding of the game, really, this training camp is about all of us getting out of his way," Kavanagh said.
"Provide him an environment where he gets different looks, different feels, and support him. Where he wants the training camp to go, with intensities, and listening to him where he has days where he has days where he wants to push hard and days where he wants to slow down.
"It's not so much about us coaches sitting down to game plan and then filling Conor in. Conor knows more about fighting than the rest of us put together."
Kavanagh praising McGregor is nothing new, as he previously said the Irish fighter, a former UFC champion of two weight classes, is in the best shape he's ever seen him ahead of his January 18 bout.
He even told Business Insider late last year that his man remains the best fighter in the world despite the heavy beating he took from Khabib Nurmagomedov in his last bout, that he's a savant in the area of martial arts, and that it is a learning experience for him, personally, whenever McGregor is training in his gym.
McGregor's fight later this month will be the first of three he contests in 2020, according to reports .