On a recent episode of Beyond the Fight, Chael Sonnen blasted Conor McGregor’s coach for mucking up UFC 200 for the Irishman. SBG Ireland’s head honcho John Kavanagh’s actions, according to Sonnen, took away McGregor’s chances of fighting at the historic event. He was mainly referring to a group of tweets John sent out during the McGregor vs. UFC standoff that stemmed from Conor’s refusal to leave training to attend a press conference.
His coach cannot be putting anything out about him ever. Period. Ever. Because he doesn’t get it. Respectfully, coach Kavanagh, You don’t get it. You don’t get it! Your student does. He gets it. Conor knows what’s going on. Every time you talk and think you’re helping him, you’re not. You’re hurting the cause. You have to stop! Conor cannot put a post saying ‘money made, bills paid, game slayed, your move,’ which means ‘I do not care what happens, I’m handled either way. It’s your move.’ He can’t do that and three days later have you come out saying hey fans, please petition and get him back. You can’t do it! It’s never good for a trainer or manager to do this. Whether it comes from a good place or not, you look like you’re trying to get paid. If one guy is sitting there, and the whole hand he’s playing is ‘I got enough, I don’t need to do it, won the title, got the money, don’t care, having a great life.’ If he’s playing that, that’s a pretty good hand. But you can’t show cracks in it. You’re talking about UFC 200, UFC New York, and why we’re blacklisted. Wait a minute, I thought the game was slayed, the bills were paid, and the money was made? That was their move! Now you’re begging to get on a card? You guys have got to get on the same page. You want to hustle some hustlers, you better believe you’ve got to be on the same page! You can’t have one guy say I don’t give a damn, and have his trainer say ‘boy, we sure would like to fight, can someone send some tweets in our favor?’ It doesn’t work! Once there’s a crack, it’s unraveled, and the gig is up! You want to fight. You need the fight. The bills are not paid, the money is not made, and the game damn sure hasn’t been slayed. That’s the reality. We all knew that, and it was cool when it came out, but your own guy outed you.
What he’s trying to say Conor is that if you are The Rock of the UFC you need to keep your hands on the mic at all times, keep your mouth the one that is talking.