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WWE News: Jinder Mahal and Becky Lynch train with Conor McGregor's coach

Becky and Jinder made sure to pick up some tips from 'The Coach of the Year'.

News 04 Nov 2017, 14:49 IST

John Kavanagh was made famous a coach by Conor McGregor's success
John Kavanagh was made famous as a coach by Conor McGregor's success

What's the story?

SmackDown are currently in the United Kingdom for the WWE tour. A pair of the Blue Brand's stars took the opportunity to visit Coach John Kavanagh, and trained with his help as well as his staff. Coach Kavanagh is famous for one of his students in MMA, "The Notorious One", Conor McGregor.

Becky Lynch and Jinder Mahal visited Kavanagh at his gym and worked on a few techniques there, and picked up a few tips.

In case you didn't know...

WWE is in the middle of their tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. The Straight Blast Gym is located in Dublin, Ireland. After their performance at Dublin, Becky Lynch took to roaming her hometown and "The Modern Day Maharaja" tagged along with her.

Coach Kavanagh is the founder and head coach of the Straight Blast Gym, where he teaches MMA. He has had quite a few famous students, including the likes of Conor McGregor and Gunnar Nelson. He even won the "Coach of the Year" award in 2017.

The heart of the matter

WWE stars Becky Lynch and Jinder Mahal visited the Straight Blast Gym while they were in Dublin. Becky was born and raised in Dublin, and Jinder accompanied her. Both of the stars are known for their passion for working out and have an amazing physique.

They both worked with Coach John Kavanagh while there, and worked on some techniques and picked up a few tips from him and his staff.

What's next?

WWE SmackDown Live and Raw are set to take place in Manchester, and according to F4WOnline, tickets for both the shows have been sold out.

Author's take

With the rumours of Conor McGregor coming to WWE never dying away, some may look at this as an attempt on WWE's part of building bridges. It is extremely unlikely to be anything other than what it appears though, as Becky and Jinder most likely visited the gym on their own behest and WWE had very little to do with it.

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