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Conor McGregor’s ‘touch butt’ coach, Ido Portal, training for pro MMA debut

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, has been able to use his fame and fortune to help those around him obtain opportunities not otherwise afforded to random, run-of-the-mill fighters and coaches.

This is a prime example.

Not long after Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, Dillon Danis, used his “Notorious” influence to gain employment with Bellator MMA, the man who made “touch butt” famous, Ido Portal, is transitioning from movement coach to full-fledged mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.

Somewhere in the 209, Nate Diaz laughs.

As for McGregor, we still don’t have an official timeline for his combat sports return. The promotion is expected to take away his title when the cage door closes at the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) event next month in Brooklyn, New York.

That’s where Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will collide for the soon-to-be lightweight title and the winner may or may not face “Notorious” in September.

If the king of all burgers even returns at all.