"Even Superman slows down at some stage."
John Kavanagh may have cornered his last Conor McGregor fight.
The distinguished coach has trained McGregor from day one. He tutored and mentored a troubled-teenager who eventually embarked on a hugely successful career in mixed-martial-arts, and beyond.
However, it appears Kavanagh won't coach McGregor, if he continues to ply his trade in the famed Octagon.
He's claimed that McGregor would 'have to convince' him to go again.
"Well, he would certainly have to convince me to go again," Kavanagh said.
"I love the whole journey we've had but I'd need a good 'why'."
The Straight Blast Gym man then outlined potential fights for McGregor which includes a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov, and a rubber match versus Nate Diaz.
"It might be [Nate] Diaz again because he promised that fight. It might be a rematch with Khabib. But if it was just: 'Well, they want me to fight that guy' I think I'd say, 'I wish you the best'."
What's more, Kavanagh's not keen on McGregor taking further damage inside the cage as he brings up a young family.
"He has a wife and two kids now and I don't want him taking more hits than he needs to. Khabib hit him with a punch in that fight that he has never been hit with in his career. And even Superman slows down at some stage."
Image: Instagram/John Kavanagh
Kavanagh guided McGregor to glory in Cage Warriors. He became the very first fighter to hold the CWFC featherweight and lightweight titles.
A few years later, the Crumlin-fighter replicated the same feat in the UFC under the supervision of Kavanagh, after beating Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez to become UFC featherweight and lightweight champion of the world, respectively.
If Kavanagh does indeed stop coaching McGregor, it'll bring to an end to one of the most famous fighter-trainer relationships in UFC history.