After the UFC Featherweight champion loss, Conor McGregor head coach John Kavanagh decided to let him undergo a military camp training. He discussed details on how he trained McGregor to prepare him for the upcoming rematch to Nate Diaz in UFC 202.
Scheduled to fight in August, current UFC Featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, focused on his training to prepare for the rematch. His head Kavanagh explained he has to undergo the process of hard training to let him learn the lesson from a big loss.
“If I was to sum it up, there’s order to this training camp. There’s no chaos. Everything is very disciplined, very military style. Beforehand, it was kind of done on Conor’s whim, how he felt on a certain day,” he said.
“This training camp has been based on cycles. Every day, we start at 1 pm sharp. In the evenings, we do cardio training. Everything is measured, nothing is left to ‘How you feeling?'”
“We have a performance doctor taking care of the performance side of things, I’m taking care of the fighting side of things, everybody is working together and nothing we’ve done before comes close to comparison for this one,” Kavanagh explained to ESPN.
The reason behind this military training for the UFC Featherweight champion is to correct the wrongdoings in the fight and to mend the mistakes causing his loss he won’t forget in his lifetime as a fighter. He wanted everyone to see how Conor McGregor rise up against Nate Diaz who defeated him in UFC 196 as an invincible Irishman, MMA Mania reported.
“I truly believe that loss will, in time, be seen as the most positive thing that happened in Conor’s career. Because I want people to see what he does with a loss. I know the measure of him. I know how he bounces back,” Kavanagh stated.
“If he spends his whole career on this air of invincibility – putting everybody away inside one round — I don’t think people would have truly gotten to see his character,” he continued.
He also added that the delay of Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 match made him feel relieved. This will allow the fighter to have more time to prepare. Originally, the match will be in July 9 but moved to August 20 in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
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