ByJustin Golightly, writer at
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After losing to Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor immediately admitted that adjustments needed to be made.

From everything that has been seen so far, it looks like McGregor has been making them. The Diaz brothers are known for their titanium jaws, Stockton slap signature move, and more than any of that, their incredible cardio. To compensate, it looks like Conor McGregor's hopping on the bike to put in hard miles.

Not only does this mean that McGregor is doing some serious work on his cardio, but does anyone remember the last time he was on a bike? After this prophetic throwback, betting lines for UFC 202 may shift.

But this time, it wasn't just a chill pedal down the boulevard, McGregor rode through a desert with former Irish cycling champion Julian Dalby. He knows Diaz is cycling from Stockton to Lodi and he'll be damned if that's an edge he didn't try to balance out.

McGregor has already stated that he believes his rivalry with Nate Diaz will result in a trilogy, maybe even this competition could continue outside of the cage. Someone should ask McGregor if he'd ever compete against Diaz in the XTERRA Triathalon.


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