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Transcription Of Fascinating Corner Audio From UFC 205 Has Emerged

Transcription Of Fascinating Corner Audio From UFC 205 Has Emerged
By Gavin Cooney
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Conor McGregor's easy win against Eddie Alvarez was broken down by coach John Kavanagh on the MMA Hour last night, which you can watch back here.

Kavanagh was honest about the pairing: calling it a "massive mismatch skills-wise", saying that an "orthodox, head down brawler" like Alvarez was an insufficient challenge for McGregor.

As Ariel Helwani was lucky enough to gauge Kavanagh's mood both before and after the fight, one heroically diligent Reddit user has allowed us an insight into Kavanagh's outlook during the fight.


Londonpups is said user (go and give him some gold) and, by virtue of his repeated rewatching of the fight, has been able to decipher the in-fight words of John Kavanagh, along with Owen Roddy and Dylan Danis.

Here are some of the highlights:

During McGregor's first takedown of Alvarez

JK: Hips low, Conor! He's coming up on a single leg, be ready to sprawl! Use your hips, Conor! Control the leg to pass Conor!

(When Eddie is up)

JK: Relax.. relax, left hook.

After the first round

JK: Get ready fellas! Behind me!

(Round 1 ends)

JK: Here you go... ice please. Nice deep breath. Beautiful Conor. How'd you feel?

CM: (muffled) Good.

JK: Great shots, keep the left hand on the counter. Don't lean in - he's looking to counter with the big right hand. yeah, so pop that jab, the teeps to the body are great. You're cutting him off. If you feel he's circling into the left high kick that's there too. Okay? So let's keep that left hand for the counter. Very nice, nice deep breaths. That's a warm-up round.

(Referee John McCarthy comes over)

JM: Great job, just make sure the fingers don't go to his eyes but great job.

At the moment of the knockout 

Mixed Voices: TAKE YOUR TIME! Here you go... positioning. Keep that overhook. CHIN. Positioning. That's it! (muffled) Chin. Elbows Conor. Keep that wrist. Beautiful position. Keep pulling that overhook, he can't shoot. Very nice Conor. Humble now. Have fun Conor. Great wrist control.

DD: You've been there a million times Conor. Million times! He's broken Conor, broken.

(Conor gets the KO).

JK: YES! YES! YES! TWO-time world champion!

Sterling work. Read the full transcript, including the desperate shouts of Alvarez' corner,  here.

See Also: Eddie Alvarez Posts Powerful Statement Following Loss To Conor McGregor

See Also: Watch: Joe Rogan Was Absolutely Blown Away By Conor McGregor At UFC 205


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