Conor McGregor says UFC 264 training has been 'nothing but mixed martial arts' as he reveals three sessions a day regime

Conor McGregor says UFC 264 training has been 'nothing but mixed martial arts' as he reveals three sessions a day regime

July 6, 2021

CONOR McGREGOR has revealed his training has been ‘nothing but mixed martial arts’ ahead of his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.

The Notorious, 32, faces the Diamond this Saturday at UFC 264 with both stars tied on one win apiece.


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Poirier was stopped in round one of their first fight in 2014 but returned the favour in January with a second-round knockout.

The Irishman has admitted that he treated the showdown earlier this year as a warm-up for a mega-money boxing clash with Manny Pacquiao.

Now he has revealed during an Instagram Live session that this time he has been taking his preparations much more seriously.

McGregor said: “I’ve been busy flat out putting the work in.

“Full focus, fully immersed in mixed martial arts, it’s been nothing but mixed martial arts. So I’m ready to put on a show.

“I’ve got Tristan Kennedy with me, top nutritionist. Has me in the best shape of my life. The most energy I’ve ever had coming into a weight cut.

“Weight is on point, it’s only what, a little bit over 24 hours before the fight. Where Abu Dhabi was almost three days.

“So that’s going to be in my favor and I’m more excited about it, excited to get on those scales.”

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The countdown is on until the two men collide inside the octagon again with just five days to go.

But McGregor also revealed that he is still putting in the heavy sparring and grappling with training sessions up to three times a day.

He added: “I’ve been doing single sessions the last week or so. We’ve halved the work the last week or so.

“So the body is getting ready now. I still sparred, I still grappled heavy, still done tough training.

“And I suppose the cycling is like a second session as well, so…. I’ve been almost getting three sessions a day.

“I’ve been cycling to the gym, getting my training in, and then going home and then going back to the gym again. So that’s essentially three sessions a day I’ve been doing.”

 

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