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I finally got a hit on my "Conor McGregor naked" Google alert. YUS!

ESPN has released the cover of their Body Issue featuring McGregor wearing nothing but his tattoos and hand wraps.

This makes "touch butt" have a whole new meaning...

"I tell you what, them Irish genes are good," he said to ESPN. "They've done me well."

ESPN also released a video from the shoot that shows McGregor hitting heavy bags, shadowboxing and other various training circuits all fully nude.

(Don't worry McGregor's long time girlfriend Dee Devlin was there to supervise.)

Ok, in all seriousness though they did also talk to him, and he said some interesting stuff. Might have to watch the video a few more times on slow motion though to recall what he said.

Yes, research.

He talks about his famous movement, verbal warfare and his Irish heritage.

"I'm just a kid who defied the odds," he said. "I'm just a kid that ignored the doubt."

ESPN's Body Issue will be on news stands on July 8. McGregor faces Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August for a rematch at 170 pounds.


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