John Kavanagh believes he could have WWE superstar Becky Lynch ready to compete at a "high level" of MMA within a year if they worked together.
The Raw women's champion dropped by the SBG Ireland gym run by Conor McGregor's coach in their native Dublin last month when WWE was in town for its European tour.
Kavanagh said he does not think Lynch would ever make the switch to MMA, but has seen enough of "The Man" to know she would excel inside the cage.
"She's a fantastic athlete, I challenge anyone to try and outwork her," he told Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. "She's a fantastic worker. If she was to say to me tomorrow: 'You know what, I'd like to give this MMA game a go', give me a year and I'd have her fighting at a high level.
"That's no doubt, because she has an engine. She's tough as hell. We know what that is that she does (pro wrestling), but you do get smacked around, take big hits. That's a big part of this game, that you have the mental toughness and the physical toughness to do it.
"She's very, very fit, she's a great performer. We know that she's not gonna go out and freeze under the big lights. She would do very, very well if she was to grace us in MMA."
The 32-year-old Lynch used to actually train at SBG in the early days of her professional wrestling career.
"I never met her," Kavanagh said. "She was doing privates with one of the guys. There was this bit of word going around that there was this crazy girl who wanted to do flying arm bars and all that.
"She has that personality type. She drops in, she's very gracious with her time. We have a big kids club and they're all insane about her. They all have their 'The Man' T-shirts and she would always drop in.
"When I'd do a training session with her, I'd have to say, 'Make your way out the back door there because you're gonna get caught', you know? No, she always walks up, stays there an hour, photos with everybody, chats to everybody.
"She's an inspiration to the young girls, seeing what someone can do."
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