McGregor’s Striking Coach Owen Roddy Says A Final Goodbye To SBG Ireland After 15 Years
Couple days before Conor Mcgregor’s head trainer, John Kavanagh said he hasn’t seen or talked to Irishman since a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedo at UFC 229. Now ‘Notorious’ striking coach Owen Roddy took to social media earlier on Friday and announced that he’s leaving SGB Ireland after 15 years of coaching and fighting to focus on his new venture at SBG Charlestown.
“End of an era. After 15 years of fighting and coaching I’m officially finished working in @sbgireland. Just want to thank everyone for all the amazing memories. I have loved every minute of it. Thanks to all my students for the gifts and to my coach @coach_kavanagh for the lovely plaque. Time to focus on my guys”
Owen Roddy nickname “Rowdy” is a former MMA fighter who fought in the bantamweight division and started training at SGB at the age of 18, an MMA academy in Dublin owned by John Kavanagh. It’s the same gym where Mcgregor also fights out of it that’s how both Irishman and Roddy first met. Roddy turned into an elite striking coach and has been a part of McGregor’s training regime from day one and has played a vital role in Irishman’s career.
We wish Owen Roddy all the best in his new venture.