Mcgregor is extremely dedicated when it comes to diet and exercise, but he doesn’t do it alone. Conor has a diet coach, Georges Lockhart, who takes the following approach:
• The fighter’s muscle mass is calculated
• Carbohydrate intake is then determined depending on the muscle mass levels
• The carb intake amount is divided out over the day’s meals
• The exact number of meals depends on the time of the fight
Lockhart also stresses the importance of variety, claiming that elimination diets like keto or Atkin’s deprive the body of important nutrients. In the end, Conor McGregor’s diet puts big emphasis on protein and seems to stick to very specific types of carbohydrates, namely fruit, green veggies, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. Conor definitely avoids takeaway food but does confess to enjoying sugary treats. At the end of the day, however, he’s all about a “clean” diet, which consists of “good-quality meats, good-quality greens, good-quality carbohydrates like sweet potato and butternut squash, and that is it.”
Do you find yourself eating similarly to the UFC superstar?