WATCH: Coach Kavanagh and Liam Cunningham go head to head in the SBG Octagon 4 years ago

WATCH: Coach Kavanagh and Liam Cunningham go head to head in the SBG Octagon

Is Davos about to pull out some MMA moves in Season 7 of Game of Thrones, perhaps?

If he is, then Coach John Kavanagh can take some of the credit after putting the actor who plays him, Dubliner Liam Cunningham, through his paces in Straight Blast Gym on Saturday afternoon.

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Unfortunately for MMA-loving Game of Thrones fans, it seems unlikely that Cunningham will be whipping out those moves in Westeros.

The man you can see in the Octagon with Kavanagh and Cunningham is acclaimed director Jim Sheridan, so we can only assume that Cunningham’s training was with a view to an upcoming project they’re working on together.

They were also spotted at the GPO Witness History Exhibition in Dublin today.

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Sheridan could have been just an interested spectator, of course, but in any case Cunningham is certainly well able to get about the Octagon.

He’s going to need that flexibility when the White Walkers come sniffing for blood in the near future.