Sinead Kavanagh, who challenges Cristiane Justino for the Bellator featherweight title on Nov. 12, talked to Sean Sheehan about her road to the sport, her boxing background and her predictions for the biggest fight of her career. The five-time Irish national boxing champion believes there are holes in the feared champ's game that she can exploit.
0:00 What was your first reaction to hearing you were going to get a shot at the title?
1:52 Sinead's journey from a tough Dublin upbringing, through homelessness, to boxing and then finally MMA
8:40 How her history with top Irish boxers like Kelly Harrington and Katie Taylor prepares her for "Cyborg"
11:40 Is there any pressure, knowing a win over "Cyborg" would rank alongside Conor McGregor's achievements as the biggest by any Irish MMA fighter?
14:50 What do you bring to the cage that Cyborg's other opponents (other than Amanda Nunes) haven't?