Conor McGregor’s boxing coach, Phil Sutcliffe, on how they reconnected

Conor McGregor’s boxing coach, Phil Sutcliffe, recalls a 10-year-old Conor first wandering into Crumlin Boxing Club.

“The first time I met Conor [McGregor] was when he came into the gym, when he was only 10 years of age… He joined the club and he was there until he was nearly 17 and he was always diligent. He put a lot into his training. He was one of them kids you didn’t have to push to train, he would just train. He put 100% into everything he did.”

Phil Sutcliffe discuss the early days of coaching Conor McGregor. Sutcliffe describes how McGregor returned to the gym after time away and explains why he isn’t impressed with Dustin Poirier’s boxing.

McGregor Vs.Poirier 2:

However the first matchup between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor back at UFC 178 in 2014 when both fighters were featherweights on the rise. The lightweight rematch goes down at UFC 257 and will take place on January 23, 2021 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

McGregor v Poirier: Fight card

  • MAIN EVENT: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor, Lightweight
  • Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, Lightweight
  • Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood, Women’s Flyweight
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Prachnio, Light Heavyweight
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas, Women’s Strawweight
  • Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, Middleweight
  • Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar, Lightweight
  • Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu, Featherweight
  • Andrew Sanchez vs. Andre Muniz, Middleweight

One thought on “Conor McGregor’s boxing coach, Phil Sutcliffe, on how they reconnected

  • 27th January 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Did you hear that Jake Paul is going to fight a real professional fighter? Jake’s going to be up against Ben Askren. It’s one thing to defeat an NBA player like Nate Robinson. A real fighter is something different. It’s going to be interesting to see how it goes down.


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