UFC megastar Conor McGregor suffered a devastating loss to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday. The two faced off for the main event of UFC 229 on Oct. 6.
In the end, Nurmagomedov put on a dominant performance over the Ireland native and earned a submission victory within the fourth round. Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh has since come forward to admit that he would have changed some things in fight camp ahead of the match up if he could have.
“If there’s one thing I could change it’s that I think I was too defensive in my mindset for this training camp. But Khabib has very specific types of takedowns, depending on where he is, whether it’s shooting on the low single in the middle, and on the fence.”
“I would like to change things up a little bit, specifically, a more offensive mindset. I thought defensively, we did quite well, but offensively, we weren’t really where we usually are. And right when the fight was over, I was thinking ‘You know what, I was kind of going into this not to lose, but not to win (either).”
“His shots weren’t as crisp as they normally are, he had opportunities to hit him, especially in the third round, and it seemed to be the range – something was off.”