noticed something interesting on Ricky Lundells IG page which I will get to. For those of you not familiar with Lundell, he is a 3rd degree black belt under Pedro Sauer, 2 time champion at wrestling world championships, which is managed by United world wrestling, which oversees all wrestling at the olympics. He was recruited by Cael Sanderson to wrestle for D1 school Iowa State at the age of 15, despite having zero folk or traditional wrestling experience, only submission grappling experience. He went on to win the USA world team trials and became a 3X champion at the international submission wrestling world championships. He has also trained with and trained quite a few UFC fighters over the years including Mir, Browne and Rousey. Now that we have established his credentials in wrestling and bjj, I noticed in a post on IG that he mentioned defeating John Kavanagh in the finals at the wrestling world championships 11 years ago. Kavanagh also commented on the picture. I found that surprising considering that Kavanagh is only known as a bjj grappler from the Machado lineage. To make it to the finals of world championships must mean Kavanagh has to be a very accomplished wrestler. Is it possible that Kavanagh has poured his knowledge into Conor’s skill set over all the years he has trained him, but they are purposely holding back until they had to face someone like Khabib? Fighters like Holly Holm have claimed to use such tactics in the past, where she said she purposely fought conservative until she faced Rousey. Hard to say if true, but her and winklejohn said it. Just found it interesting because I wasn’t aware that Kavanagh had a background in wrestling, let alone competed in world grappling championship finals.