Conor McGregor has been ridiculed in a variety of ways since losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 this past March. Critics not only pinpointed McGregor's lack of conditioning and overzealous power punching as reasons why he ultimately lost via second-round submission, but they questioned his gameplanning leading into that fight.
While McGregor has allegedly never trained specifically for one opponent, he has taken the necessary steps to make sure he knows how to debunk Diaz in their rematch at UFC 202 on Aug. 20 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But despite his training camp changes leading up to the most important fight of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career, the Irish superstar remains confident that movement expert Ido Portal can help him improve his footwork and balance for the reboot.
In the above video (courtesy of TheMacLife), McGregor is seen working with Portal just 10 days before he meets Diaz at UFC 202.
Portal's effectiveness have been questioned in the past, but it's safe to say McGregor still likes what the movement master brings to the table. As the smaller and less-powerful fighter entering UFC 202, McGregor will have to play the angles, counter Diaz's missteps and remain elusive if he wants to avenge his UFC 196 loss.