Conor McGregor’s long-time coach John Kavanagh has revealed that the Irish superstar is undergoing a far more structured training camp than in the past for his rematch with Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 202 in August.
“If I was to sum it up, there’s order to this training camp,” Kavanagh told ESPN’s Five Rounds podcast. “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.
“This training camp has been based on cycles. Every day, we start at 1 p.m. 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.”
McGregor has also brought in several boxers to train with in the build-up to the fight as he looks to get rounds of hard sparring in with fighters who can mimic Diaz’s size and fighting style, while BJJ black belt Dillon Danis has been helping him with his ground game.
So, McGregor appears to be doing all the right things to prepare for what Kavanagh acknowledges will be the biggest fight of his career to date, but only time will tell whether that will be enough to avenge the only loss of his UFC Career to date.