John Kavanagh Of SBG Awards Conor McGregor BJJ Black Belt

With already having achieved so much in the world of martial arts, it is often easy to forget that Conor McGregor (22-6) is a student himself.

Just yesterday, McGregor took to social media to announce his newly awarded black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This goes to show that even with so much experience in martial arts, the learning never stops, and there are always new feats to conquer.

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“It’s not normal to give out a belt during the no-gi class, but nothing about this man’s career or life has been normal. An incredible explorer of mixed martial arts his whole life, he obviously excelled in the professional area. But, for me it’s his interest and his passion about it on a day to day. Whether it’s working with the new guy, or training with pros.

-John Kavanagh

“I appreciate this guys, thank you so much. John, for everything over the years. It’s just great to be home, great to bring in some of our UFC talent, and see all of the talent in the gym. I’m with SBG for life and I appreciate this. It means the world to me, thank you so much.”

-Conor McGregor

Coach John Kavanagh, who is shown in the video presenting the black belt, has been part of the Irish MMA superstar’s career since the beginning, and has been a pivotal point of success for McGregor since the early days in Cage Warriors, and more recently in the UFC.

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