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Conor McGregor looks to be in great shape ahead of main event bout with "Cowboy" Cerrone

The UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas recently became home to Conor McGregor and his team, who are in the fight capital of the world ahead of UFC 246. MccGregor faces Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event, that is already one of the biggest fights of the year. Many have wondered if the bout taking place at welterweight will be beneficial or detrimental for McGregor, but judging by a newly released video, the Irishman seems to be in great shape.

McGregor recently released a video, showing him training alongside coach Owen Roddy and others from  his team at the UFC Performance Institute.

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The main event bout at UFC 246 will be McGregor’s first UFC fight in cirka 15 months. He last challenged nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title at UFC 229. McGregor had several strong moments, especially in the third round, but ended up tapping to a neck crank in the fourth round. Since then, McGregor has clamoured for a rematch, but he will have to get past Cerrone before any serious rematch plans can materialise.

Cerrone is coming off two straight losses to lightweight elite fighters Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. Before that he sat a three fight winning streak with two finishes.

McGregor has made it clear that he plans on several bouts in 2020, making up for lost time. Controversies outside of the cage have kept him away from competition most of last year. However, most fans are glad to see him in UFC-related headlines as opposed to scandals. Other potential bouts for McGregor in 2020 are a trilogy fight with rival Nate Diaz, and a meeting with BMF title holder Jorge Masvidal.

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