ByJustin Golightly, writer at
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Conor McGregor has pulled out all the stops for his preparations leading up to UFC 202. Not only has McGregor spent upwards of $300,000 in accommodations, flights and his "Mac" mansion, he's also brought in the very best training partners he could find.

The list includes six time All-Ireland Boxing champion Conor Wallace, Marcelo Garcia black belt Dillon Danis, former Irish champion cyclist Julian Dalby—and Ido Portal.

Portal, the controversial movement coach, joined a talented team to continue to help McGregor to "do whatever the f-ck" he wants with his body."

The (touch) butt of many jokes, Portal can not be denied as an athletic specimen. His Capoeira, monkey yoga is actually something that few people can pull off. The closest approximation of these techniques may have only been that one fighter in Bloodsport, the greatest Jean-Claude Van Damme movie of all time.

But while McGregor is training with a guy that lost the Kumite, Nate Diaz is hanging out with "Frank Dux" himself. In this battle of styles, who will come out on top? It's Team Represent against Team Straight Blast Gym. It's American Ninja versus Irish Ninja, all over again.

Watch the Mac Life feature of Ido Portal's return training session below.


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