Conor McGregor seemingly spares no expense, ever, whether it’s his “McMansion” in Las Vegas, Nevada, a half-million dollars on luxury cars or $3 million “bets” with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) executives.
That’s just the tip of a very expensive Irish iceberg. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that “Notorious” is spending whatever it takes to ensure his training camp in preparation for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, which takes place next weekend (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, is top shelf.
To the tune of an estimated $300,000, according to a recent ESPN.com report.
"With gyms, cars, transport, flights, accommodations -- I'd estimate we're talking a $300,000 camp here," he said. "This is a big, big expense -- but what I make is big. So, in the bigger picture, it's rather small."
More on how — and on who — the money is spent:
In addition to head coach John Kavanagh and coach Owen Roddy, McGregor has employed a masseuse, a performance coach, a movement coach, a nutritionist and various sparring partners for this recent camp. Grappling partner Dillon Danis, from New York, was flown to Dublin, then Las Vegas. Irish middleweight boxer Conor Wallace was brought in to mimic Diaz's striking style. A videographer is also part of the camp, to publish promotional videos for McGregor on a regular basis.
YES! More touch butt!
McGregor, UFC’s Featherweight champion, moved up two weight classes to fight Diaz at Welterweight in UFC 196’s re-worked pay-per-view (PPV) main event back in March. And it didn’t go so well for the Irishman, who was battered and forced to tap in the second round.
Rather than defend his 145-pound title, McGregor opted to push all his chips to the center of the table and demand an immediate rematch with Diaz at 170 pounds.
He’s all in ... literally.