McGregor after a fast start

Conor McGregor showed up 45 minutes late for his open workout session which was held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Wednesday, however he insists that fans can expect timing of an entirely different kind at the beginning of his clash with Nate Diaz.

The Notorious put on a full display of his skills, shadowboxing, grappling, Jui Jitsu, striking and of course, his special movement drills under the guidance of Ido Portal when he finally appeared at his open workout.

While the Irishman is often criticised for his outspoken nature, his commitment to his supporters simply cannot be questioned.

Once he had completed his workout, the current UFC Featherweight Champion then took hundreds of selfies, with every fan in the crowd that wanted one.

Speaking while he was engaging with his ardent followers, the seemingly fearless 27-year-old fired out a warning to Diaz that he better brace himself for an early onslaught.

“Thank you for the support,” he said.

“Don’t blink… I’m coming out the gate fast. I’m coming out the gate fast.

“Let’s see what he’s about. He talked a lot, now he don’t talk no more.”

And, as he has been so many times before, the Irishman was right. Diaz does appear to have changed the tone in which he refers to his opponent.

“I like his fight style a lot better than a lot of peoples’ fight styles,” Diaz admitted after his brief public workout.

“The fight game has gotten really weak (over) a long time. So I guess I could say I appreciate somebody that’s coming to fight.”

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