‘The Notorious‘ Conor McGregor returns this weekend at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier in a pulsating lightweight clash. The Irishman seems to be in the best shape of his life ahead of his rematch against ‘The Diamond‘. McGregor trains at the SBG gym in Ireland and has a great team around him for a long time now. He has only elevated his level of fitness before his much-anticipated return to the Octagon.
“Well, I certainly have, you know, the luxury of having an amazing team around me at all times, anywhere on the planet, I go, I can bring whoever I want, you know, my family, even a lot of fighters don’t have the luxury of bringing their family with them, I get to share all of these experiences with my son, I don’t have to be away from them, as well as multiple coaching head coaches and masters in their own right,” said McGregor.
“Then I read something about LeBron James, who was like he spent 1.5 million annually 1.5 million per annum on his physical health, and he has masseuses, and physical therapists and nutritionists, now, my Jesus Christ, but I will do that. But for an eight-week camp, I’m like, no more. Now it’s going to be all year round. And that’s basically what I’ve done.” he continued.
The bars of expectations have risen as the return of McGregor is imminent. He fought only once in 2020, at UFC 246. But he managed to do the highest pay-per-view numbers for the year and also got the fastest main-event knockout of 2020.
Many expect him to replicate those heights against Dustin Poirier too. McGregor himself is supremely confident of bettering his own performance from their first fight in 2014. He knocked out Poirier within 2 minutes at UFC 178.
Can McGregor deliver once again this weekend? What did you make of him following LeBron James’s methods?
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