Conor McGregor is now a two division champion in the UFC as he holds both the UFC Lightweight Title and UFC Featherweight Title. His coach John Kavanagh has been with him every step of the way.
Kavanagh appeared on The MMA Hour recently and said he felt that former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was a mismatch for McGregor.
"He (Alvarez) seems like a great guy," Kavanagh said. "Solid fighter. But if we're just looking at skill sets, I felt going in ... that this was a massive mismatch. That's nothing to say about him as a person. Just skills wise. I really felt like this would look worse than the [Marcus] Brimage fight. But that style of fight. I just felt you have to bring a hell of a lot more than that to the plate to trouble who I think is the best fighter on the planet right now.”
Kavanagh was even critical of Alvarez’s corner, who seemed to be in a complete panic mode after the first round of the fight.
"He seemed to be kind of almost talking to them," Kavanagh said. "It just looks like disarray. in my head I was thinking, this is gonna go bad fast."
Kavanagh talked about one of the biggest reason’s that he felt Alvarez was in a mismatch, which was due to the skills that McGregor brings to the cage.
"There's no wasted movement," Kavanagh said. "Every step is for a reason. Every feint is for a reason. Every movement of his eyes is for a reason. Skillset wise, I just thought it was a massive mismatch, and I will humbly offer the evidence of the fight as [something that] warranted that."
McGregor defeated Alvarez to become a double champion this past weekend at UFC 205, which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.