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Former World Champion Claims Conor McGregor Was Knocked Out In Sparring

Former World Champion Claims Conor McGregor Was Knocked Out In Sparring

Earlier this month, John Kavanagh provided a little bit of insight into Conor McGregor's preparations for next month's fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Kavanagh said his fighter was doing four times the amount of sparring for August 26th's bout than he would have normally for an MMA fight.

McGregor's coach felt the Dubliner's boxing had come on 'leaps and bounds' in a short period and with just half his training camp completed, he was expecting another leap to come before he steps into the ring.

That was a positive report about how McGregor's training has been going. Nothing else should be expected from his coach.

A more negative word regarding how the UFC lightweight champion's prep has been going comes from former two-weight boxing world champion Jessie Vargas.

Approached by Villainfy Media in recent days, Vargas - who held world titles at super-lightweight and welterweight - said that he'd heard McGregor had been knocked out in sparring.

He got knocked out in sparring already. Yeah. The boxing world is small. It’s a small circle.

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Obviously, a pinch of salt can be taken with rumours like that. Prior to McGregor fighting Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title last year, there were also rumours that he'd been KO'd in training. Those turned out to be nonsense.

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