McGregor’s first professional mixed martial arts fight took place in a tiny basketball gym in Dublin.
So Kavanagh gave McGregor a job teaching boxing at the SBG gym to help supplement his unemployment check, and McGregor resumed regular training with an eclectic group of fighters.
In tiny gyms around Ireland, McGregor reeled off eight straight wins, after starting his career 4-2.
Conor McGregor fans cheers during the UFC 189 World Championship Fan Event on March 31, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.
In Boston, McGregor won at UFC Fight Night by decision.