Featured in The Irish Sun: Conor McGregor shows support for coach John Kavanagh
CONOR MCGREGOR has been photographed with his long-term coach and friend John Kavanagh in Dublin at a grassroots MMA event.
The pair were snapped at the Wimp 2 Warrior Dublin finale where the MMA superstar showed up to support his friend Gerry Vegas who was competing at the event.
Posting on his Instagram, Kavanagh said: “Big thanks to @thenotoriousmma supporting grass roots MMA in Ireland showing up at @wimp2warrior Dublin’s finale to support his friend @gerryvegas1.
“Last night was a huge success for the sport in Ireland with some great contests. It would not have happened without a great team.”
Mac’s pal Vegas took part in the Wimp 2 Warrior finale in the capital where he came out victorious in his bout.
Wimp 2 Warrior aims to transform MMA beginners with little to no athletic background into capable fighters.
Kavanagh pictured with McGregor after he defeated Jose Aldo back in 2015
Fighters are given 22-weeks to get trained up and learn the ins and outs of MMA before making their way into the octagon and McGregor was there ringside to support his friend.
The 30-year-old Crumlin would have found out this week that his charges after smashing a fan’s phone in Miami last month are to be reduced.
McGregor was arrested on March 11 when he allegedly became involved in an altercation with Ahmed Abdirzak outside the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach.
The Notorious, 30, was charged with strong-arm robbery and misdemeanour criminal mischief and ordered before a Miami Dade court on April 10 – though Mac is not compelled to appear in person – for the assault.
But now, according to USA Today, court documents show that Mac’s charges have been reduced ahead of the court date.
The US Media outlet report that the Crumlin brawler will have his second-degree felony charge of strong-armed robbery lowered to a third-degree felony of sudden snatching.
While the other charge against him has been lowered to a misdemeanour.
The reduction in charges decreases the Dubliner’s potential prison sentence from 20 years to six.
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