UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor spoke with
ESPN in detail about his training camp for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 next weekend. Check it out.
“With gyms, cars, transport, flights, accommodations — I’d estimate we’re talking a $300,000 camp here, 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 employed a masseuse, a performance coach, a movement coach, a nutritionist and various sparring partners for this recent camp.
Grappling partner Dillon Danis, from New York, was flown to Dublin, then Las Vegas. Irish middleweight boxer Conor Wallace was brought in to mimic Diaz’s striking style. A videographer is also part of the camp, to publish promotional videos for McGregor on a regular basis.
The camp is based out of a six-bedroom mansion that sits on a two-acre lot. It was last sold for $2.5 million.
“This is most certainly not another fight, 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, I do not recall him pulling out of a contest before, I’m just able to tell things sometimes. So, I feel he will be there and that’s it.”