John Kavanagh thinks it was Joe Rogan’s fault to interview Conor McGregor after such a devastating injury

John Kavanagh Conor McGregor
John Kavanagh on Joe Rogan

Conor McGregor sustained an incredibly unfortunate injury against Dustin Poirier at the main event of UFC 264, the fight wasn’t necessarily going in Conor’s favor but his coach believes he was doing just fine.

After the fight, Joe Rogan went on to interview Conor, and he said some really harsh words towards Dustin and his family, everybody thought that this looked really bad and Conor shouldn’t have passed such comments about Dustin’s family, his head coach John Kavanagh thinks it was Joe Rogan’s fault to interview him after such a devastating injury.

“His foot is literally hanging down,” Kavanagh said. “It’s a clean fracture on the fibula and tibia. It went straight through. It’s hanging down. You can only imagine the rush of hormones and what’s going to be going through your body at that moment. The pain – it was on fire. Then someone bends down and sticks a microphone in your face: ‘How are you feeling right now?’ It’s like, guys – come on.

“When has he never not been gracious at the end? Let’s get backstage, let’s get a proper assessment by a doctor and let’s get an X-ray. Let’s say I was pretty miffed at that idea of shoving a microphone in someone’s face at that stage. Let’s gather ourselves.”

John Kavanagh thinks Conor McGregor was looking good before his injury

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor

Conor started the fight with some heavy leg kicks, Dustin countered one of them and immediately put Conor on his heels, after receiving some shots from Dustin Conor went for the clinch only to be taken down, and get beaten down on the ground.

Dustin was winning the fight on 2 judges’ scorecards, but Conor’s coach thinks he was doing just fine, “It was going fantastic,” Kavanagh said. “I thought he looked really, really good in there. … I wasn’t concerned at all. I was actually really, really happy. … At the 4:30 mark or even the 4:45 mark, everything is gravy. I thought energy looked good, technique looked good. A few adjustments in between rounds, and I thought Round 2 we were well on track to getting a finish there, or keep the rhythm going for the rest of the fight.”

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