Last month's training camp was held at the "Mac Mansion." Next month's will take place at the San Diego Zoo.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor is "obsessed with movement of all forms" and believes that watching -- and mimicking -- the movement of animals can help him improve as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.
How much is that gorilla in the window?
"It's real movement. You don't see a gorilla lifting weights. You see him moving naturally in his own natural state and that brings raw power. Control, control of posture, control of your frame ... it is no wonder they are absolute animals, they are machines when they move, powerful beasts. It's something I look to incorporate into my own game. I'm actually in the process of looking to purchase one of these animals. I think a tiger, a nice colored tiger. An orange and black one."
Training with a tiger in Las Vegas ... what could possibly go wrong?
McGregor captured the temporary title with a
tiger uppercut technical knockout win over Chad Mendes at UFC 189 (video) and will have a layover on the set of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 before (hopefully) gearing up to settle his longstanding score against Jose Aldo.
In the meantime, he'll show 'em he's a tiger. Show 'em what he can do!