Will Conor McGregor’s ‘FAST’ Program Help Him to Train for UFC 264 Fight Against Dustin Poirier

Published 07/02/2021, 12:25 PM EDT


UFC lightweight Conor McGregor is gearing up for one of the most career-defining fights of his UFC run on July 10. ‘Notorious’ takes on Dustin Poirier in a rubber match that will be quintessential in shaping the legacy of both men. Not to mention, a title shot is also likely on the line for the winner of the aforementioned scrap.

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Chiefly, much has been made of McGregor’s training and preparation as he’s coming off the first TKO loss of his pro career. Some fans believe that the game may have passed Dustin Poirier behind, however, this is a largely contested notion. As for McGregor, he’s steadfast in his belief that the best is yet to come and he’s keen to prove it on Saturday night.

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Will the McGregor ‘FAST’ program play a role in UFC 264?

Apart from the launch of his famed whiskey, ‘Proper 12’, Conor McGregor has ventured into the territory of sports fitness and recovery. Anyone who follows McGregor would have seen his performance brand ‘FAST’ across his platform. McGregor ‘FAST’ is designed to push the boundaries of training with a scientific approach.

Endurance, Functional Strength, Power, and Speed are just some of the key metrics that the performance system fixates on. McGregor has been deeply involved in growing the brand and stands by the training and recovery systems it offers. Chiefly, it’s the scientific approach to training that has driven fans to explore what the ‘FAST’ system has to offer.

The eyeball test would certainly tell you that Conor McGregor is heading into the trilogy fight in excellent shape. He’s focused on recovering after his last loss and is working within a new performance system to push his boundaries. There is a lot of intrigue surrounding the possible upside that McGregor could draw from after being invested in his program.

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However, it will boil down to whether Conor McGregor has made the necessary structural changes to his training. He will be expecting a more evolved version of Dustin Poirier who will come in with some new looks. Apart from just training and endurance, McGregor would need to dial in on technique and game planning in equal measure.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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