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John Kavanagh says Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is official - on April Fools Day

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Conor McGregor’s coach played a cruel, but predictable joke on his fans for April Fools Day.

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April Fools is a cruel, cruel day. People think up the strangest pranks to play on each other, all in the name of fun. Sometimes it is indeed amusing, but a lot of the time it’s just an exercise in futility. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to MMA, this day usually involves dream matches being “announced”, or top fighters saying they’re “retiring”, or something equally unlikely.

Enter John Kavanagh, the coach of Conor McGregor, who went for the low-hanging fruit with his April 1st tweet:

Obviously a few people bought it, as the tweet went viral and Kavanagh was trending in Ireland and the UK pretty quickly. Just so people knew it was clearly a joke, he went on to add another amusing tweet about the “fight”:

STILL, people seemed to believe it, so he had to come clean a few hours later:

McGregor and Mayweather continue to negotiate the terms of the mega-bout.