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Conor McGregor Is Preparing To Battle Chad Mendes At ‘UFC 189’ By ‘Having As Much Sex As Possible’

Throughout the last month, Conor McGregor did his best to promote his upcoming championship fight with Jose Aldo. He did this by being as brash as he could, pulling off antics such as “stealing” Aldo’s championship belt during the UFC 189 press conference. Unfortunately, Aldo would suffer a rib injury that would take him out of the fight. Now, Chad Mendes has been called in to fight McGregor for the interim featherweight championship.

Despite the fact that Conor McGregor is upset Jose Aldo pulled out of their championship fight, many have wondered how he is now training given the fact he’s fighting someone different. Apparently, McGregor is preparing by “having as much sex as possible” before UFC 189.

Conor McGregor made this known on Thursday night, July 2, 2015. During an appearance on the talk show Conan, its host, Conan O’Brien, brought up the superstition that MMA fighters have about sex before fights as in they shouldn’t do it. In classic McGregor fashion, he didn’t give the superstition the light of day.

“I definitely have as much sex as possible. Superstition is another word for fear.”

Conor McGregor played off that statement — specifically the part on “fear” — to throw verbal jabs at his former UFC 189 opponent, Jose Aldo, as reported by Sports World News. But coming back to the sex part, McGregor might be onto something because he is not alone in his belief. During an interview on the Jim Rome Show, Ronda Rousey made it known that she has as much sex as possible before she goes into a fight, as reported by Huffington Post. Evidently, there is a science behind the act as it raises testosterone levels for both males and females. Therefore, it helps during a fight.

The video of Conor McGregor’s appearance on Conan is attached below. The part when McGregor talks about having as much sex as possible before a fight starts at the 2:30 mark.

Conor McGregor will take on Chad Mendes for the UFC interim featherweight championship at UFC 189. It will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11, 2015. The main card starts at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, exclusively on pay-per-view.

[Image via Conor McGregor’s Official Facebook Page]

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