Conor McGregor Promises To Live Same Spartan Lifestyle For Dustin Poirier Trilogy Fight As UFC Debut
Wake up, work out, walk home, eat, rest, work out again, go home, sleep, repeat. And NO rest days’: Conor McGregor pledges to live the same Spartan lifestyle for Dustin Poirier trilogy fight as he did to prepare for UFC 2013 debut
- Conor McGregor made his UFC debut eight years ago before becoming a world star
- He talked about how he prepared for his first meeting with Marcus Brimage
- Irishman lived a Spartan lifestyle for two months and threw himself into training
- He says he takes the same approach for the Dustin Poirier trilogy
Conor McGregor is preparing for his trilogy with Dustin Poirier in the same way he was preparing for his UFC debut exactly eight years ago.
On April 6, 2013, McGregor stepped into the famous octagon for the first time and stopped Marcus Brimage in the first round.
He lived a spartan existence to be straight for the UFC arc and has pledged to do the same for UFC 264 on July 10.
Conor McGregor returns to basics in training for his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier
Eight years ago, McGregor made his UFC debut with a first round KO from Marcus Brimage
McGregor reflected on Twitter: ‘Today, in 2013, I weighed in for my UFC debut. What a journey! It would be my 12th KO in MMA competition.
Dustin Poirier would then be my 12th first round KO in MMA competition. This next fight will be my 12th UFC main event. Rare company! Proper Twelve Baby! All day!
‘I found out about my UFC debut for nine weeks. I took a week to get right from not working out / partying, and then 8 weeks away, I moved to my sisters apt, close to the gym.
‘I woke up, trained, walked back to the apartment, ate my meals and rested, worked out again, back to apt, sleep, repeat.
The Irishman said he trained relentlessly and barely had a day off for his UFC debut
‘Double skills work. I also didn’t take any rest days unless I absolutely had to. Not one. Not even Sunday.
I’ll take this approach again for my comeback fight. I did not become a UFC champion using this method, but I did become UFC 145 champion. Also the champion of the cage warrior, ”concluded McGregor.
The Irishman is in desperate need of a win after suffering a TKO defeat to Poirier in January’s second-round rematch.
McGregor made an impression in the first round, but was immobilized by the American’s calf kicks before succumbing to strikes.
Time will tell if McGregor’s decision to go back to basics pays off in what will effectively be a lightweight eliminator of the title in July.
Poirier defeated McGregor in January and the pair will do it all again in July