We’re one week away from UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 and Conor McGregor is officially out of his self-imposed media blackout and making a lot of press. One of the first things he did? Go to Instagram Live to answer questions and comments from fans, including a Justin Bieber.
“Justin, I love you brother, I’ll tell you I appreciate this post from the last fight,” McGregor said. “It meant a lot to me, really, really. “
From there it was about his yacht and sports cars, his last child Rían McGregor and his preparation for Dustin Poirier’s third fight.
“I’ve been very busy getting the job done,” McGregor said. “Full concentration, completely immersed in mixed martial arts, it was nothing but mixed martial arts. So I am ready to put on a show.
This is apparently a contrast to Poirier’s last training camp, which was treated almost like an appetizer for a boxing showdown against Manny Pacquiao. Here’s how it’s going these days.
“I have Tristan Kennedy with me, the best nutritionist. Got me in the best shape of my life, ”continued Conor. “The most energy I have ever had before losing weight. The weight is there, it is what, a little more than 24 hours before the fight. Where Abu Dhabi was almost three days. So it’s going to be in my favor and I’m more excited about it, excited to get on these ladders. “
According to McGregor, he will arrive in Las Vegas on Wednesday by private jet, just shortly before UFC 264’s pre-fight public press conference on Thursday. We imagine it will almost feel like a vacation after all the hard training he’s been given, even last week before fight week.
“I did individual sessions last week or so. We cut work in half last week or so, ”McGregor said. “So the body is preparing now. I have always fought, I have always fought hard, I have always had a hard training. And I guess cycling is also like a second session, so… I almost had three sessions a day.
“I cycled to the gym, worked out, then came home and went back to the gym again. So it’s essentially three sessions a day that I do.
In a recent interview, Conor’s good friend and training partner Artem Lobov said that a dedicated and driven McGregor is unstoppable. How does that sound to you, Maniacs?
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