Conor McGregor is living in sin again.
“Sin City” that is because the Irish featherweight champion has once again set up camp in Las Vegas to prepare for his upcoming rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on August 20.
McGregor has been touting his training in Las Vegas over the past few days as he sits just about four weeks out from his fight with Diaz at the T-Mobile Aren
McGregor is no stranger to moving his training camps to Las Vegas for past fights.
In preparation for UFC 189, McGregor moved his entire team to Las Vegas where he set up camp while staying in a luxurious seven bedroom house dubbed “The Mac-Mansion” while he was there. The 12,000-foot palace served as home base for McGregor as he ate, slept and trained like a champion as he got ready for his first shot at UFC gold last July.
The regimen paid off as McGregor defeated Chad Mendes by TKO to win the interim featherweight title.
McGregor once again set up camp in Las Vegas as he prepared for UFC 194 where he finally got his shot at Jose Aldo last December. The fight lasted just 13 seconds with McGregor knocking Aldo out cold with one punch in the first round to win the undisputed title.
Most recently, McGregor chose to stay closer to home in Dublin, Ireland to prepare for his bout at UFC 196, which was originally scheduled against Rafael dos Anjos with the lightweight title on the line. McGregor’s team is based out of Ireland and he’s admittedly gotten home sick being away from his family and friends while spending so much time in the U.S.
When dos Anjos pulled out due to injury, McGregor instead fought Diaz on 10 days notice. Diaz ultimately won the fight but McGregor was granted an immediate rematch, which now takes place on August 20.
Now to ensure that he’s fully prepared for the second fight with Diaz as well as the dry climate and time difference in Las Vegas, McGregor has set up a new training camp in “Sin City” to prepare for Diaz the second time around.
McGregor and Diaz headline the UFC 202 card, which is expected to be one of the biggest shows of the entire year. The last fight between McGregor and Diaz sold a reported 1.5 million pay-per-views, making it one of the most successful UFC cards of all time and the rematch is expected to draw even more eyeballs this time around.