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Conor McGregor's coach pays tribute to MMA fighter Joao Carvalho

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John Kavanagh
John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh has offered his condolences to the family and friends of Joao Carvalho, the MMA fighter who passed away in Dublin last night.

Kavanagh was at the National Stadium on Saturday night in his role as coach for Carvalho's opponent, SBG fighter Charlie Ward.

Carvalho was taken ill after defeat to Ward and he passed away in Beaumont Hospital last night.

Kavanagh paid tribute tribute to the Portuguese fighter in a Facebook post.

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho. On Saturday, April 9, the fighter suffered a medical issue following his three round TKO stoppage loss at a Total Extreme Fighting (TEF) Championship event at the National Stadium in Dublin Ireland. IAPA is working diligently with TEF to gather and evaluate all relevant facts and event processes and will participate in any investigation. Our condolences and thoughts, though, are with Joao’s family and friends and we kindly ask everyone to respect their privacy at this time.

 

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho. On Saturday, April 9, the fighter...

Posted by Coach John Kavanagh on Tuesday, April 12, 2016