Straight Blast Gym is a mixed martial arts academy. One of the most well-known SBG gyms in Europe is located in Dublin, Ireland. This gym, run by John Kavanagh, is part of SBG international. The team has produced some UFC fighters including UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
SBG was founded over twenty years ago, the first location was opened in Portland Oregon by Matt Thornton. The goal was to create a university of fighting, an academy where everyone can develop themselves, where form would follow function. SBG now has over 50 locations all over the world.