Having signed for the UFC in 2013, Conor McGregor is a former two-division UFC World Champion having simultaneously held the UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Championship at the same time in 2016. McGregor won the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 194 and at UFC 205, The Notorious One won the UFC Lightweight Championship. During his whole career he has constantly been among the to UFC Rankings.
Outside of his career in the Octagon, Conor McGregor also likes to follow a lavishing lifestyle. The Irishman owns numerous luxurious cars and recently paid €2 million for a property in Kildare.
Fitness and health tips from Conor McGregor
In preparation for his fights, Conor McGregor, much like other UFC fighters, like to follow an intense workout routine. The Irishman has also appeared on the cover of Men’s Health and following his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, McGregor weighed in on his defeat and detailed how overtraining can affect a human being’s workout regime.
“I didn’t lose [to Diaz] on skill; I lost on stamina. My greatest strength is my work ethic. And my greatest weakness is my work ethic. Leading up to Diaz, I was fu**ed from overtraining.”
McGregor also likes to believe in mobility and is fond of stretching. Stretching remains a vital part of a pre-workout routine, and as we age over the years, chances of picking up injuries gradually increase as our flexibility and mobility start decreasing. This is what McGregor’s advice in terms of mobility:
“We’re the only animal that wakes up and doesn’t stretch.”
Another vital mantra that Conor McGregor likes to follow in terms of fitness is the fact that a human being’s body weight is more of an important tool than the gym machinery that one usually prefers to. It was fitness who made him a star in UFC and helped him to constantly be in UFC news, that to for his achivments.
McGregor even stated: “Machines don’t use machines. And I am a machine.”
As per a report from Men’s Health, the three basic bodyweight workouts are Press Up, Frozen V-Sit, and Wide Grip Pull Up.