McGregor: I’ve spent $300,000 on camp for Diaz rematch

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  1. bad_k

    bad_k Brown Belt

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    Conor McGregor is scheduled for the biggest fight of his career, a rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, the man who handed him his only loss in the UFC Octagon.

    Diaz was a late replacement for Rafael Dos Anjos and McGregor fought him at welterweight on less than two weeks notice. Diaz submitted McGregor in the second round.

    McGregor was then scheduled to fight Diaz again at UFC 200, but was pulled from the card after failing to meet media obligations required by his UFC contract.

    The fight was rescheduled for UFC 202 in the main event, and speaking to the media, McGregor has said he is preparing for this fight better than any fight he’s ever had. And for him, that means investing a considerable amount of money:

    “With gyms, cars, transport, flights, accommodations — I’d estimate we’re talking a $300,000 camp here,” McGregor told ESPN.


    “This is a big, big expense — but what I make is big. So, in the bigger picture, it’s rather small.”

    McGregor’s reported purse to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 196 was $1 million, although he makes much more in undisclosed pay-per-view bonuses.

    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.

    The camp is based out of a six-bedroom mansion that sits on a two-acre lot. It was last sold for $2.5 million.


    source: espn.com
     
  2. That's a careers worth of Reebok checks.
     
  3. GordaoPreguico

    GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    Knock a zero off that and we are getting closer to the truth.
     
  4. RighteousWar

    RighteousWar @JesusFreak Banned

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    Were the first three paragraphs in your thesis seriously necessary!? We all know what happened!
     
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    20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    He could have just gone to Nate's BJJ classes on Sundays
     
  6. KarateYeah

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    So 30k? Not bad. Still 3x a normal camp.
     
  7. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Don't matter how much money he spent, he's still getting slapped..
     
  8. KillerElite

    KillerElite Carlos Condit knees people in the face

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    will it be a waste? FIND OUT ON UFC 202 DIAZ VS MCGREGOR 2: THE RISE OF THE BALD FATHER
     
  9. Minoki Ichihara

    Minoki Ichihara Purple Belt

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    He should've just kept training another two years
     
  10. dipstickjimmy

    dipstickjimmy Black Belt

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    But which zero?
     
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  11. Paradigm

    Paradigm Gold Belt

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  12. mb23100

    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    How could you spend that much?
     
  13. Snowy1

    Snowy1 Brown Belt

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    Well if he's telling the truth...that's 300 grand down the drain.
     
  14. Prime Ang

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    300k to get choked unconscious, not a great investment.
     
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    YoungRonniecoleman Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Flying a huge entourage to multiple countries and renting giant mansions to live in
     
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    That's a pricey loss
     
  17. rearnakedchoke

    rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    Sounds desperate.

    Thought it was he just didnt manage his energy. Doesnt seem like a 300k fix. Haha.
     
  18. Coexist

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    Hilarious...he's worried
     
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    He spent $300,000 to show up at ufc 202 to get a million-dollar ass beating
     
  20. bad_k

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    he gets way more just a million per fight.
     

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