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Pic: Conor McGregor hires boxing beanpole to help defend Stockton slap

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor is pulling out all the stops in the build up to his Nate Diaz rematch, which takes place in the UFC 202 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, set for this August in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That includes hiring six-time All Ireland boxing champion Conor Wallace, a tall and rangy southpaw who can help "Notorious" prepare for the dreaded Stockton slap. one of the many punches that led to his demise when they first threw hands back at UFC 196.

Take a look:

When you make the kind of coin "Notorious" makes, you can afford to hire an army of training partners (like this one).

McGregor's rematch will take place in the welterweight division (because of this) and while he's off doing his own thing, Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo will collide for the interim featherweight strap at the UFC 200 extravaganza next month in "Sin City."

For more on UFC 200 and UFC 202 click here and here.

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