Conor McGregor really wants to avenge his loss to Nate Diaz, and in an effort to do so, he’s reportedly spent more on his camp than most fighters make over several years…
According to UFC President Dana White, the Irish superstar ferociously campaigned for a rematch with Diaz, following his submission loss to the Stockton fighter in March. The UFC agreed, and the two are going to fight again on August 20th.
Leading up to the bout, McGregor has admitted that he underestimated the ruggedness of Diaz, and what it would be like competing at 170. He’s also acknowledged that his training camp for UFC 196 wasn’t properly organized, considering the the task at hand.
Well, McGregor has clearly gone out of his way to have the best possible camp possible for UFC 202, as he was recently quoted saying this (quote via ESPN.com):
“With gyms, cars, transport, flights, accommodations — I’d estimate we’re talking a $300,000 camp here,” McGregor said.
“This is a big, big expense — but what I make is big. So, in the bigger picture, it’s rather small.”
Wow. That’s insane, but as McGregor noted, he’s going to be making some serious cash at UFC 202. The story also noted that the featherweight champ has employed a masseuse, performance coach, movement coach, nutritionist as well as sparring partners like jiu-jitsu ace Dillon Danis and Irish boxers for this camp.
UFC 202 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.