Conor McGregor appears to be in peak condition just weeks before his rubber match with long-time rival Dustin Poirier.
With the bout set to take place in just 24 days, McGregor is in the final stages of his training camp ahead of the bout.
While he was previously based at Straight Blast Gym in Ireland, the former UFC two-weight world champion is now training out of his facility in Los Angeles with coaches John Kavanagh and Owen Roddy.
Yesterday, McGregor shared a series of training snaps with his 40m Instagram followers, which featured the Irishman cycling in front of heavy California traffic and sparring at his McGregor Fast sponsored training facility.
In particular, the cycling photos caused amusement among McGregor’s legions of fans, with the Irishman seemingly riding down a busy LA road with countless cars stationary behind him.
One commenter joked “McGregor does not give a f**k about California traffic. Lol savage.”
Another wrote “The people in the car behind him are p****d. Conor over there like ‘You’ll do nothing’.”
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McGregor is set to face Poirier at UFC 264, scheduled for July 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada.
The Notorious was defeated by long-time rival Poirier at UFC 257 in January earlier this year via second-round knockout.
Poirier’s victory levelled the score between the two men at one apiece, following McGregor’s 2014 victory via first-round knockout.
Both men have become dramatically different fighters since then and while McGregor has become one of the highest-earning athletes on the planet, Poirier has become a fan favourite and one of the UFC’s pound-for-pound best.
A winner of the rubber match is almost guaranteed a title shot in the UFC’s lightweight division. Brazil’s Charles Oliveira is the current champion, following his victory over Michael Chandler at UFC 262.
Indeed, while Oliveira is an excellent fighter, both McGregor and Poirier would likely be the betting favourite against the Brazilian.
UFC 264 takes place on July 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada and is shaping up to be a brilliant night of fights.
Alongside McGregor vs. Poirier III, a welterweight clash between Gilbert Burns and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson is slated to feature in the co-main event slot.
Sean O’Malley and Kevin Lee are also expected to make their highly anticipated returns, facing Louis Smolka and Sean Brady respectively, and disgraced former NFL player Greg Hardy will make his ninth walk to the UFC octagon against fan favourite Tai Tuivasa in a heavyweight showdown.
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