Former PFL champion reports 'intense' training sessions with Conor McGregor: 'Gaining confidence'

2022 PFL Champion Brendan Loughnane spoke about the weeks he spent training with McGregor

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Brendan Loughnane in training with Conor McGregor (Photo: Instagram)

The long awaited return of Conor McGregor to the octagon was announced by Dana White in a press conference after the UFC 300, but the Irishman, who faces Michael chandler No. UFC 303, in June, has already been preparing intensely for at least a few months. At least that's what it guarantees Brendan Loughnane, former PFL champion who shared training sessions with the 'Notório' recently.

In an interview with the North American website 'MMA Fighting', Loughnane said that he trained for a few weeks with Conor McGregor during the Irishman's recent visit to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.


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“It was between four and six weeks, we trained a few times a week at the UFC gym in Dubai. We did several rounds of sparring. (…) It was amazing. We were bouncing ideas off each other. I was hoping he was enjoying everything the way I was enjoying it. Then John Kavanagh said that Conor was loving the training and that made me very happy, because I was too”, said the Brit.

According to a Brendan Loughnane, the weeks training with Conor McGregor They were intense and productive for both.


“Conor was getting more confident with each session. We both were. The sessions were getting better and more intense each time we trained. We brought a few more guys to training and they were training harder and harder until the end, but then I had to leave Dubai to start my training camp.”

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