Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh trains snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan in jiu-jitsu

CONOR MCGREGOR'S coach has been called in to train Ronnie O'Sullivan in jiu-jitsu.

John Kavanagh showered the snooker legend with praise after his impressive performance in the octagon.

 The pair posed for a photograph after the session

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The pair posed for a photograph after the session

O'Sullivan was dripping with sweat as he grappled the coach to the ground on Thursday afternoon.

The five-time world champion shared a photograph of the pair after their brutal training session.

With their fists clenched in the snap, he added the caption: "Had a great session doing some UFC training with the main man @coach_kavanagh what a top guy he was, absolutely loved it."

Despite being an amateur in the world of MMA, O'Sullivan's performance appeared to impress the coach.

Kavanagh uploaded a video of the pair in action, with the caption: "To become a World Champion is an amazing achievement in any sport.

"To be a 5x World Champion is kind of just showing off!

"Please to introduce @ronnie to some #gracejiujitsu style defence sequences today at @sbgireland his effort and focus in training is no surprise considering his incredible resume."

The 41-year-old hit the headlines earlier this week after he staged a show-stealing fight with comedian Adam Hills at a comedy festival in Ireland.

 John Kavanagh is known for coaching Irish legend Conor McGregor

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John Kavanagh is known for coaching Irish legend Conor McGregor

The audience at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny had no idea the attack from Kavanagh on the amputee star was pre-planned.

Last month, O'Sullivan offered to spar Tyson Fury as the former heavyweight champion nears his return to the boxing ring.

And it was later revealed that Fury decided to employ the 42-year-old as his "sports psychologist."

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CONOR MCGREGOR'S coach has been called in to train Ronnie O'Sullivan in jiu-jitsu.