A large float is dedicated to McGregor at a carnival in Malta. The huge lookalike figure passes through the busy streets during the Karnival ta Malta or Maltese Carnival. It is one of the oldest historical festivals in the country, having being first introduced in 1535. McGregor posts a video of the float, commenting:
Having a great time with my fellow Maltese’s at La Karnival Ta Malta. See you guys soon.
The Mac Life releases the fourth episode of Mayweather vs McGregor Embedded, its behind-the-scenes look at McGregor as he attends the press conference for their upcoming fight.
Everything I do is entertainment…He needs to be put to sleep.
UFC releases the first episode of McGregor vs Mayweather Embedded, its behind-the-scenes video blog. McGregor continues to perfect his skills in the gym, as his coaches talk glove size and Game of Thrones. Mayweather and his team practice their swings at Topgolf.
Showtime releases the fourth episode of All Access, its behind-the-scenes series about the build up to the McGregor-Mayweather fight. Dana White:
From the first day I met him I knew he’d be a big star. I call him ‘The Unicorn’. He’s very, very smart. His comedic timing is perfect. He’s a very likable guy. There’s no persona with Conor McGregor. He is who he is. I asked his girlfriend one time, ‘Is he like this 24/7?’ and she said, ‘Y’know Dana, sometimes I wake up and he’s shadow boxing in his underwear at three in the morning. That’s who he is.’…If Conor McGregor wins this fight, and he knocks out Floyd Mayweather, it will be the greatest upset in the history of sports. It is literally all anyone will talk about for a year…He has the ability to make you believe.
The Mac Life releases the third episode of its behind-the-scenes videos, following McGregor during sparring camp.
The Mac Life releases the second episode of their behind-the-scenes series.In this episode McGregor undergoes cardio training under the Nevada sun.
The Mac Life releases the first episode of their behind-the-scenes video series, The Mac Life – Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather. The episode follows McGregor through his Media Workout.
I’m the face of the fight game. And I’ll rule over both with an iron fist. An iron left fist…It’s okay to love me as much as I love me!
McGregor and Mayweather appear in the third Episode of Showtime’s All Access. McGregor:
I could snap him down, latch up his neck and sleep him in seconds. So, I don’t give a fuck about him, I don’t hold respect for him, I will not show him respect in the fight. I don’t think he lasts four rounds, that’s being honest. Not only do I think I will beat him, I think I will also make it look easy.
White posts a video of the moment Malignaggi fell to the floor in his sparring session with McGregor. Malignaggi has claimed in interviews that he was pushed down by McGregor.
White posts a video of McGregor and Malignaggi sparring.
For all the people who think @thenotoriousmma can’t box. This is gonna be a FIGHT!!!! For those that don’t know this is Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA World Champion.
At his Media Scrum, Mayweather says he has been keeping a close eye on McGregor’s preparations for their fight, and says he already know McGregor’s game plan, and says it won’t work against him.
It’s about doing your homework. It’s not really just watching fight tapes. It’s knowing the person that you’re facing across the ring from you…That’s called doing your due diligence and your homework on your opponent. Not just watching film and fight tapes…Even right now. I know what Conor McGregor is down to. He’s down. I think he was a little bit heavy. I think he’s at 160 now, so he’s down. Yeah, I mean I know what’s going on.
McGregor, he’s going to come out, and he’s going to keep switching. I already know what he’s going to do. He’s going to come out southpaw, then he’s going to switch the other way. But when you keep switching, all you’re going to do is burn energy.
McGregor will host a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute in preparation of his fight against Floyd Mayweather from 11pm GMT.
Showtime releases the second episode of All Access. The episode follows McGregor’s and Mayweathers preparation for their August 26 fight, as well as some backstory about their upbringing.
Mayweather. Conor McGregor has the swag and the aura. That’s why he’s in the position he’s in. But, you don’t have Mayweather’s way, so you can’t get Mayweather’s payday…If he feels he’s the best fighter on Earth, I feel like I’m the best fighter on any planet.
McGregor: I don’t fight like anyone else. You can’t prepare for me. Look at Floyd’s past opponents; they have all feared him. They have all given him respect. I don’t give a f— about him. I don’t respect him. I will not show him respect in the fight…I will be ruthless in there…I am not messing around here. This is a confident, hungry, young man that’s coming for an aging fighter. And that’s it.
Showtime releases the first episode of Mayweather vs McGregor All Access featuring mainly press conference highlights. The next three episodes are to include training/interviews/drama.
McGregor gives supporters an insight into his training, as he uploads a video of himself in camp at the UFC Performance Institute in Sin City. As part of his strength and conditioning regime, he is combining old methods with new — using a state-of-the-art hydraulic squatting machine alongside traditional chin up bars and bar bells.
BT Sport releases the full Doubt Me Now documentary, which follows the build-up ahead of the McGregor-Mayweather fight, including interviews and analysis.
The Mac Life releases a behind the scenes video of the McGregor-Mayweather tour, called 4 Days, 4 Nights. It follows the tour from McGregor’s arrival in LA through to the London press conference.
Let’s see what he says on the 26th. I’ll be sitting there with a nice big grin on my face, as the new king of boxing.
McGregor ramps up his fight preparation with altitude chamber, cryotherapy and underwater treadmill training, at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. Using the state-of-the-art facilities, McGregor is working with his team to achieve optimum results. In the altitude chamber he pushes his body to the limit in extreme conditions by giving it the ultimate aerobic test. On the underwater treadmill, he uses resistance to gradually build up endurance. Recovery is done at incredibly low temperatures in the cryogenic tank, where sub zero conditions aid and assist muscles with rest and repair.
Zack Alsop, a YouTuber who specializes in getting backstage access to concerts and events, details how he fooled security at the London world tour press conference for Mayweather, eventually ending up being in the group that was with McGregor when he went onstage.
So this was it… the moment when I’d finally get to fulfill the 4th thing that I wanted to do. Ask Conor whether he’s prefer to fight 20 duck-sized Mayweathers, or one Mayweather-sized duck.
White releases a video that shows what McGregor and Mayweather said to each other during their face-off in LA.
CMG: Look me in the eye. I’m gonna bounce your head off the canvas. One shot is all it takes me. Anywhere on the dome. Anywhere on the dome, son. You can keep your gloves up too. I break the guard. My shots break the guard.
FM: Easy work. Easy work.
CMG: Four rounds and your unconscious….
FM: You ain’t making it out of the first round. Keep talking.
CMG: You ain’t knocked nobody out in over 20 years, motherf-cker. Them hands sore already? Do your hands hurt in the cold. You should get them massaged out. I’m a f-ckin’ animal. If this was a real fight you’d be dead already. If this was a real fight you’d be dead already. 20 seconds and I’d smash you within an inch of your life.
FM: Just show up
CMG: I’m right here. You ain’t gonna do shit.
White: I just noticed his suit says ‘F-ck you’.
The Mac Life releases a video of McGregor and White meeting on the ground outside their private jets after arriving in LA.
CMG: I feel good. I’ve been training hard.
McGregor and Mayweather will appear on a livestream from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday 11 July. Show Starts 9.30 pm (GMT) 5.30 pm (ET), and 2.30pm (PT)
McGregor posts a video of what appears to be the start of a movie, In the clip, which has no sound, McGregor is seen walking out of his house and inside his car, while opening credits roll for an apparent collaboration between Universal Pictures and McGregor Sports & Entertainment.
Here is another power move to get you excited about.
McGregor appears in a video, where he undergoes intense cardio training.
I am boxing
McGregor shows off movement exercises and boxing practice, as he trains to fight Mayweather.
The Mac Life releases a video of McGregor’s reaction to the mural of him punching Mayweather in the face. Kavanagh, who commissioned the mural, leads him into the SBG gym to see it.
That is unbelievable. F-ck Floyd Mayweather! Imma see you soon!
A video is released of McGregor talking with Gallacher, taken in July 2103. Gallacher was 16 years old at the time. McGregor had just made his UFC debut, beating Marcus Brimage. McGregor comes off a phone call:
CMG: Time for another suit.
JG: Nice for some.
CMG: Soon enough, Jimmy Boy, soon enough.
McGregor releases a video of training with Portal, using what appears to be a plastic baton. In the foreground, fighters train to hit playing cards, another Portal training method.
Mayweather appears in a video, working out for four hours at the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California in preparation for his fight with McGregor.
You name him, I beat him. I can get a black eye, I can get a bloody nose, at the end of the day I don’t have a bad payday, and I don’t have a bad day under the lights.
Portal releases a video of McGregor using the ‘Chaotic Card Drill’ in training with McGregor. McGregor has to hit playing cards that Portal throws towards him.
Using the chaotic trajectory of a flying card to keep [McGregor] sharp, adaptive and responsive to an unexpected situation, with focus on abandoning original prediction and installing a secondary one in a fraction of a second – an ability that often makes the difference between the BEST and just GOOD.
Previously unreleased footage of McGregor entering the arena before his March 2016 UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz is released. As McGregor heads for the octagon, draped in the Irish tricolour, to the sounds of Sinéad O’Connor’s Foggy Dew, he says:
Sing to me Sinéad. Sing me into war.
Coach Kavanagh issues encouragement to his fighter before the walk is made.
He shouldn’t have asked for it. Now he’s gonna get it.
McGregor lost to a rear naked chokehold towards the end of the second round.
Mayweather posts a video of his training for the upcoming fight with McGregor.
White appears live on Facebook to answer fan questions. He confirms the date, venue, weight and gloves choice. He says the undercard will be put together by Mayweather’s side.
I think that whenever two guys get in there and start throwing punches, anything is possible. If you talk to Conor McGregor he’ll make you belive he’ll win this fight…Conor will turn around and fight again this year after the Mayweather fight…there will be no MMA on this event this event, only boxing…the weight was not an issue at all with Floyd Mayweather, which I didn’t expect…the press conference will be ridiculous…Mayweather, seriously guys, has not complained about anything, he’s been actually really easy to deal with.
Van Heerden releases a video of him in the ring with McGregor, to support his statement that he was able to hit the Irishman while sparring.
McGregor fan, Tom Nolan, releases a video of his weight loss and mental transformation, inspired by McGregor. Nolan was suffering panic attacks and was suicidal until he saw McGregor face Jose Aldo. He has since lost over one hundred pounds.
How Conor McGregor held himself, how he spoke, his mental state and how he truly had that self-belief was something I took notes on. Was something that I watched deeply and started to say ‘well, if he can think like that, why can’t I?’
A compilation of McGregor’s top ten press conference moments is released including his water bottle fight with Nate Diaz, and his response to Jeremy Stephens.
Who the f-ck is that guy!
A recording is released of Kavanagh giving advice to McGregor during the second Nate Diaz fight.
Everything is working the way we said it would. Don’t change anything. Stay with the leg kicks. Don’t push anything. We’ve got four rounds to go.
McGregor shares a video on Instagram lacing up his Emerald-Isle-emblazoned gloves and punching pads with an anxious-looking partner.
Floyd better be ready, the baddest man on the planet is hunting.
McGregor posts an Instagram of him at the dinner table waiting to be served steak, with two new Rolex watches.
Hurry up with that steak!
Kavanagh posts (and then deletes) a video of McGregor’s boxing training.
McGregor releases a boxing sparring video.
Fighting is easy to me because I dedicate every single second of my thinking brain to it.
The corner audio for McGregor v. Mendez, from UFC 189 is released. After Jose Aldo withdrew from the fight due to a bruised rib, McGregor headed into the bout as favourite with many believing that Mendes’ two week training camp would simply prove to be too little time to prepare. However, Mendes brought McGregor to the mat on several occasions in the two round fight. With Mendes undoubtedly ahead on the judges’ scorecards, McGregor rallied at the end of the second, landing multiple strikes before his left hand eventually found the American’s chin and sent him plummeting to the canvas.
McGregor posts a training video, sparring against Roddy.
Like the late, great Bruce Lee once said: “When you are talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then baby, you’d better train every part of your body”.
McGregor posts a video of his training with Portal.
A nice clip of some work alongside my brother @portal.ido! I look forward to continuing our work together over the coming months in preparation for my next bout.
McGregor posts an Instagram video of him critiquing the boxing techniques of a ‘protege’. He also talks about the Mayweather fight, and about training his son to be a fighter.
Floyd may crap his jocks after all and if so I will go back to true fighting or just pick another boxer like manny or something…When my son is born I will build him up into a multiple free fighting world champion also. Just like his old man. I look forward to it.
Audio recordings from the corners of the McGregor-Aldo fight at UFC 194 are released, showing the contrasting attitudes of the fighters. While the Brazilian’s corner repeatedly tells Aldo to calm down, the fighter says:
Stay calm, go calm. You are the champion. That is you.
As Aldo enters the octagon, an Irish voice that is likely to be Coach Kavanagh says:
Welcome to hell…He doesn’t wanna be in here.
McGregor appears in a video, practicing his boxing moves outside with Lobov.
A video is released of Devlin’s baby shower, which was attended by her friends and family, including McGregor. McGregor’s mother:
I couldn’t ask for a better person to be the mother of my Grandson. Love you loads, and the best of luck.
The Mac Life releases a behind-the-scenes video of McGregor attending Conlan’s debut fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Mac Life releases a behind-the-scenes video of McGregor on the set of the commercial for Iron Fist.