Conor McGregor is very much eager to get inside the Octagon come Aug. 20 for his much-anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. Before the fight gets on, rumors are swirling that McGregor has spent as much as over $3,000 for the rematch.
McGregor is deadly serious to avenge his UFC 196 loss to Diaz. The rematch will be staged at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue wherein the feisty Irishman tapped out after a submission on him by Diaz.
For the rematch, McGregor narrated that his training camp was mainly based in Dublin, Iceland, and in Las Vegas.
For McGregor’s rematch, his camp is composed of head coach John Kavanagh, coach Owen Roddy, a masseuse, a performance coach, a movement coach, a nutritionist and various sparring partners. They also employed Dillon Danis from New York to help McGregor in his grappling while Irish middleweight boxer Conor Wallace was brought in to mimic Diaz’s striking style.
Aside from that, a videographer is also part of the camp, to publish promotional videos for McGregor on a regular basis. The whole group was based in a six-bedroom mansion that sits on a two-acre lot that was last sold for $2.5 million.
“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.”
But as McGregor is busy to stay focus on his fight against Diaz, Floyd Mayweather is also busy trying to come up with the money purse for their supposed “super fight.” McGregor stated that as soon as he is finished with Diaz, then he will next focus on making the fight against Mayweather a reality
McGregor even stressed that if he ever wins over Diaz at UFC 202, a third match has to happen to determine who is the best fighter among them.
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