UFC sensation Conor McGregor has forked out almost €270,000 (£235,000) on a marathon five-month training camp to prepare for his rematch with Nate Diaz next week in Las Vegas.
The Featherweight brawler has flown a top team of fighters and coaches to the Mac Mansion to help him be in the best position to take on his opponent.
Californian Nate Diaz shocked the MMA world and McGregor last March when he defeated the Notorious one inside the octagon, McGregor’s first loss in the UFC.
That led to McGregor changing how he trains and as he told ESPN, he spared no expense.
“With gyms, cars, transport, flights, accommodations — I’d estimate we’re talking a $300,000 camp here,” McGregor said.
“This is a big, big expense — but what I make is big. So, in the bigger picture, it’s rather small.”
In addition to head coach John Kavanagh and coach Owen Roddy, McGregor has brought in a performance coach, a masseuse, a movement coach, a nutritionist and various sparring partners for this recent camp.
“This is most certainly not another fight,” McGregor said. “I have done things differently this fight. We have been going to war every single day in the gym in preparation for this. So, this is a war to me.”
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