Friday 24 February 2017

'The Notorious' v2.0 is poised to retake his crown as the king of UFC

Daragh Keany

With a 24-week training camp spanning at least three countries on two different continents and costing in the region of €300,000, tonight's McGregor will be supremely confident of victory Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
With a 24-week training camp spanning at least three countries on two different continents and costing in the region of €300,000, tonight's McGregor will be supremely confident of victory Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Do not be fooled by Conor McGregor's brash and cocky demeanour during this week's promotional tour for UFC 202: McGregor v Diaz.

Do not allow his usual curse-riddled, bottle-throwing press conference and headline-grabbing, antagonistic trash-talking give you the impression for one second that tonight is just another night in the life and times of Conor McGregor. It is not.

No one, not even his coach John Kavanagh or his extensive entourage, has ever seen tonight's version of Conor McGregor.

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