Conor McGregor Releases New Training Pictures Ready For Upcoming Cerrone Fight
By Mike Parrott
Conor McGregor has released some candid training pictures ready for his upcoming fight against Donald Cerrone on Saturday, January 18. McGregor hasn't fought in the UFC sine his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
The 'Notorious' is ready to make his return to the Octagon.
After 14 months out of the UFC, Conor McGregor is less than a week away from his return when he faces Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.
McGregor took to his Instagram to release the pictures, showing the supposed intensity McGregor is putting into his training camp with only one week left until his return.
It comes days after McGregor released footage of him hitting the pads with long-time striking coach Owen Roddy and Irish amateur boxing legend Phil Sutcliffe Sr.
The Notorious hasn't fought in over 14 months, since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. Since then, McGregor has been known more for his relentless promotion of his Whiskey company and getting in trouble with the Police a few times.
McGregor revealed that he hadn't trained as hard as he normally does in regards to the preparation for the Khabib fight, but Sutcliffe claimed since his arrival in McGregor's camp, the former two-weight champion looks revived and focused in his work in the gym.
He explained: "I've never seen him before any fight, I've seen him on the TV, but speaking to him on a regular basis now his persona, his attitude has gone through the roof."
"He's so confident, he's so happy, the camp has been great. One of the lads said it's the best camp they've been on.
Conor McGregor has given fans a look at his training at the #UFC PI ahead of his clash with Donald Cerrone.
He's hitting pads with his old boxing coach Phil Sutcliffe & Owen Roddy.
Interesting to see that they worked a lot of body shots. :eyes:
Full vid: https://t.co/O5EurQvZoI pic.twitter.com/7JZdQ4r3RM
- Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) January 10, 2020
"I was never really fond of the game, MMA, I see a different outlook on it now because I've been over at John's (Kavanagh) gym looking at the boys.
"I've watched it on TV and I know the skillsets first hand now and what kind of training they go through and the body and mindset it takes to get in there.
"(I've watched) Every one of (Cerrone's) fights, every one that's on YouTube. I watched them today, we've watched them over and over, about 50 times.
"We all see the same shot that would work, and Conor will see them as well."
Donald Cerrone is looking to bounce back after a poor year of 2019 in the UFC.
The Cowboy is currently on a two-loss streak after losing to Justin Gaethje in September 2019, and a loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 238 in June 2019.