Ahead Of UFC 246, McGregor Touches Down In Vegas
Just under two weeks from his return to the Octagon, Conor McGregor arrived in Las Vegas on Monday, to make final preparations for his UFC 246 showdown with Donald Cerrone.
Looking to improve his boxing against the scrappy Cerrone, who has the most wins in UFC history, McGregor has tapped Crumlin Boxing Club owner and coach Phil Sutcliffe to assist McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh.
“Phil Sutcliffe is a phenomenal boxing coach and my time under Phil in Crumlin Boxing Club, I learned so many fundamentals that I still carry with me today,” McGregor told Irish Boxing.
“I learned so many shots off Phil and the coaching staff down there and the sparring with Phil Sutcliffe Jnr in my early days was phenomenal, it got me to that next level I feel.”
As previously reported, McGregor slacked in his last camp for his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, which he blames himself for.
“Thankfully I have a strong team behind me that are pushing me and guiding me the right way and I’m guiding myself, that’s the main thing,” the former double champion told The Mac Life.
“Fighting is always close to my mind now, and I know I’ve got many businesses that are thriving at the minute but fighting is my bread and butter and that is what I’m focusing on.”