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Conor McGregor now backed by a ‘higher power’ ahead of UFC 264 — ‘Say your prayers’

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Sounds like former two-division champion Conor McGregor is losing touch with reality ahead of his Octagon return. Not only does “Notorious” claim fighting is “easy” — despite getting finished by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 — he also suggests a “higher power” will have his back for his “Diamond” do-over at UFC 264.

“July 10th I will do this absolutely flawlessly,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “We have these clowns sussed and fully! They wanna play a game of tactics? No problem, see you in there. You’ve awoken a beast. A beast with the backing of a much higher power! Say your prayers.”

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McGregor, who turns 33 in July, is still the richest and most popular fighter in UFC, but has struggled to justify those spoils inside the cage, competing just three times over the last five years and getting finished twice. It may have more to do with inactivity than a lack of talent, but that’s to be expected in a sport that evolves as quickly as MMA.

“Notorious” returns in front of a live crowd on July 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.