Conor McGregor believes he is the only man who can do what he does, but that didn’t stop a YouTuber from trying.
Popular YouTube star MattDoesFitness has made a name for himself on social media for attempting to replicate the training regimen of some of the world’s best athletes. This time, Matt tried to live a day in the life of Irish megastar Conor McGregor. And no, that doesn’t mean he sat on a yacht pounding whiskey and authoring nonsensical voice notes on Twitter.
Matt attempted to follow McGregor’s rigorous training regimen and eating schedule. Okay, he did work a little Proper No. 12 in there, but for the most part, he stuck to the training which required him to eat upwards of 3,500 calories. By the time it was all said and done, Matt had a newfound respect for what the Irishman goes through to prepare for a scrap inside the Octagon, and fans were clearly entertained as the video had gained more than 1.2 million views.
However, one man was not enthused.
“Thanks for the effort. Stick to your day job. There’s only one Conor McGregor,” the Irishman said in response to the video.
Thanks for the effort. Stick to your day job. There’s only one Conor McGregor. https://t.co/AstHMLZmEu
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 24, 2023
Nowhere in the video did Matt enter the USADA testing pool. So in that regard, he did a perfect job of imitating the Irishman.
The Return of Conor McGregor is Completely Up in the Air
Conor McGregor is more than two years removed from his last appearance inside the Octagon. Despite that, the former champ-champ has remained in the headlines thanks to his frequent calls-outs of practically every fighter under the UFC banner. That includes Charles Oliveira, BMF titleholder Justin Gaethje, and would-be opponent ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler.
Most recently, McGregor took aim at a UFC star who has lost six straight fights inside the Octagon, Tony Ferguson.
I’m gonna end you and badly. I’ve not forgot,” Mcgregor replied to a Ferguson training video on X (formerly Twitter).
McGregor was previously expected to make his return at UFC 296 on December 16, but UFC President Dana White and the Irishman himself have seemingly ruled out that possibility with McGregor content to blame the Nevada State Athletic Commission for depriving him of his “livelihood.” The new timeline for his return points to early 2024, but with McGregor still yet to re-enter the USADA testing pool for a required six months of screening, the clock is beginning to wind down on that possibility as well.