Conor McGregor is eyeing up the mother of all underdog stories this month.
The Irishman has left the comfort of his own sport to take on one of the greatest boxers to step in the ring. Floyd Mayweather, meanwhile, will be on the brink of an unprecedented record of 50-0 if he is victorious over McGregor.
Nobody quite knows how the bout will play out, even if Mayweather seems nailed on for victory. You only need to watch one of McGregor’s training videos to see the unique movement and style he’ll be bringing to Money.
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And, unsurprisingly, McGregor’s training as a whole has been crucial in the build up to this fight. Not only is the 29-year-old working his way into fitness but into a sport he is yet to professionally compete in.
It’s certainly not been an easy road for Notorious who has been stalked with drama surrounding Paulie Malignaggi.
The New York boxer left McGregor’s camp after a controversial sparring session for which videos have now emerged. Promisingly for August 26, McGregor held his own and sent his partner to the canvas.
But that’s the extreme, the drama and the unusual – what’s the actual everyday life of McGregor in the run-in to the fight?
Well, the Irishman’s coach – Owen Roddy – gave Sky Sports a detailed insight into his fighter’s transformation into a boxer.
He revealed: “Conor improves on a daily basis. The Conor of today is better than the Conor of yesterday. He gets better every day, every week.
“The camp is not too different. It hasn’t really changed. In Conor’s MMA fights the plan is to keep it standing, and knock the opponent out. So that hasn’t changed.
“We’re limited with the weapons we can use, but we’re trying to lead the opponent into Conor’s shot.”
Nutritionist George Lockhart added: “On an average day, he eats nine times. It’s insane how amazing his body is looking. We give him 4,000 calories a day because he expends so much energy.
“I go grocery shopping three times a day, to make sure each meal is as fresh as possible. Everything Conor eats is extremely fresh and clean.
“We give the body what it needs, when it needs it. If Conor has a highly anaerobic day we give him more carbs. There are certain times he needs more fat or more carbs, and we give it to him. Everything we do is geared towards performance.”
And, on the topic of food, McGregor summed up the situation rather perfectly with a classic tweet back in July:
It just depends on the result as to many lobsters that is, Conor.
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