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Remember When Conor McGregor's Coach Predicted Exactly What Mark Hunt Would Say After His UFC Win

Remember When Conor McGregor's Coach Predicted Exactly What Mark Hunt Would Say After His UFC Win

It's arguably one of the funniest moments from the UFC's popular preview show Embedded.

Before every main event, the UFC releases short YouTube videos where they follow the fighters around ahead of their bouts.

Capturing everything from their workouts, diets and weight cuts makes for golden entertainment.

So when the UFC Embedded series shadowed Conor McGregor before his highly-anticipated featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo in 2015, viewers knew what to expect.

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Credit: UFC
Credit: UFC

Getting a proper glimpse into McGregor's relentless trash talk of Aldo was absolutely brilliant, but perhaps the best moment of the popular clips came when the Irishman sat down to watch UFC Fight Night 52 with his team.

The card, which was headlined by Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, took place exactly one week before McGregor's bout against Aldo.

And in one particular episode of Embedded, McGregor's coach hilariously predicted exactly what Hunt would say in his octagon interview after beating Nelson in devastating fashion.

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Watching from their plush five-star hotel suite in Las Vegas, McGregor was joined by his partner Dee, his head coach John Kavanagh, training partner Artem Lobov and UFC president Dana.

The fight they were watching ended with one of Hunt's iconic walk-off knockouts, but when the New Zealand-born Sydneysider was handed the microphone after his victory Kavanagh knew exactly what he was about to say.

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"Thanks Jesus, always thanks Jesus," Kavanagh said.

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"Watch straight away. First thing he says."

Which is when the entire room went silent in anticipation of what Hunt would say.

McGregor went on to become the first fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously. Credit: PA
McGregor went on to become the first fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously. Credit: PA

And with everyone's eyes glued to the television, he finally muttered the words: "Thanks very much, I just want to give thanks to my lord and saviour Jesus Christ."

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Every watching for the sofa burst into laughter with Dee adding: "I didn't think he was going to say it for a second there."

Having got his prediction right, Kavanagh then produced a classic one-liner.

"Jesus loves knockouts," he simply said.

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McGregor chuckled and added: "Big right uppercuts, Jesus loves them. Jesus is going nuts up there!"

Featured Image Credit: UFC Embedded

Topics: New Zealand, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, Funny, Video, John Kavanagh, Mark Hunt, UFC, Knockout, watch, Australia, YouTube

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.