Conor McGregor to replicate Jose Aldo training camp for Dustin Poirier trilogy fight

Conor McGregor will return to his roots as he prepares to tackle Dustin Poirier for a 3rd time.

McGregor is going through a make-or-break conflict along with his light-weight rival at UFC 264 on July 10.

Victory ought to propel him to a title shot however defeat might make the start of the top of his illustrious career.

And as he celebrates the anniversary of his first fight within the UFC, McGregor plans to replicate the training camps which led him to victory over Jose Aldo – and his first UFC title – in 2015.

He tweeted: “My UFC debut I found out [about] nine weeks out. I took a week to get right from not training/partying, and then eight weeks out I moved to my sisters apartment which was close to the gym.

Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in simply 13 seconds

“I woke up, trained, walked back to apartment, ate my meals and rested, trained again, back to apartment, sleep, repeat.

“I additionally didn’t take relaxation days until I completely had to. Not one. Not even a Sunday. I’ll take this strategy once more for my comeback fight.

“I didn’t become UFC champ champ with this method but I did become UFC 145 champion. Also the cage warrior champ champ.”

McGregor was stopped within the second spherical by Poirier of their January rematch, seven years after the Irishman received their first fight by first-round KO.

Poirier then rejected the possibility to fight for the vacant light-weight title to as a substitute pursue a 3rd fight with McGregor.

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Poirier introduced final week that he had signed his contract earlier than McGregor confirmed the fight was on.

Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira will meet for the vacant belt on May 15 following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s announcement that he wouldn’t be returning.

McGregor’s conflict with Poirier is probably going to happen on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, assuming the venue is in a position to function at full capability following the coronavirus disaster.

Abu Dhabi, which performed host to the rematch, can also be within the working to stage the crossroads bout.

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