Conor McGregor is set to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this month, and his preparations for the fight are going according to plan.
McGregor beat Poirier via a first round TKO at UFC 178 in 2014, and his team is confident he will prevail once again on January 23rd.
Conor McGregor Looking Great
Speaking to ESPN, McGregor’s nutritionist Tristin Kennedy, who has been working with the Irishman since his fourth round submission loss to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, commended his work ethic and professionalism ahead of UFC 257.
“He’s in great shape,” Kennedy said. “Consistency breeds success in nutrition. When he focuses on something and gets down to it, he’s the most consistent man there is. On top of that, you have this hard work ethic. I can guide the man, but I can’t eat the food for him. It’s up to him to do all that. And that’s what he does in abundance. He stays consistent to it.
“It’s that hard work and that professionalism. And then you’ll see the results. Like on social media, the kind of condition he’s in. You can see with your eye. But a lot of athletes, they look well, but it’s the performance that really matters. That’s where I take great pride when I see all these fantastic results we’re seeing in how he’s performing.”
In an interview in December last year, McGregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy shared that ‘The Notorious’ is in the shape of his life. Something Kennedy also agrees with.
“Several people have commented already that this is the best shape he’s ever been in,” Kennedy said. “They’re the people that are closest to him throughout all the camps. Owen Roddy just said it. John Kavanagh just recently said it. I would absolutely agree. I guess going from what I’ve seen and what I know, the man is phenomenal and ready to take on this fight and do well.”
McGregor last fought against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, winning via TKO in less than one minute.
Who do you think will have their hand raised at UFC 257, Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier?