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Irish Mirror
Robert Hynes

Conor McGregor visits Irish bar in Portugal during training camp

Conor McGregor was recently pictured at an Irish bar in Portugal ahead of his fight with Dustin Poirier.

The Notorious has been training in the country in recent weeks and visited McCabes Bar in Lagos where he posed for photos with staff.

McGregor returns to the octagon to face the 'Diamond' in Abu Dhabi on January 23 in what will be his first fight in over a year.

The Dubliner was last seen destroying Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in Las Vegas 11 months ago and his manager believes the former two-weight champion is in even better shape this time around.

Audie Attar told The National: "This is the best Conor I've seen ever, and I've been with him almost a decade now.

Conor McGregor in McCabes Irish Bar (Instagram/ ConorMcGregor)

"It's the mental fortitude, the emotional intelligence, the self-awareness, the time he's spending with his kids in between sessions and what that does to him.

"It's the reflection of everything that's happened to us to date - the good, the bad and the ugly - having a level of wherewithal and foresight to understand what we need to do going forward to achieve the goals we have now."

Attar also indicated that McGregor could face boxing great Manny Pacquiao after his bout with Poirier.

He added: “There’s no way Conor’s looking past Dustin, so he’s just trying to focus on what he can control. But the fans want it – there’s serious interest from all fans from all around the world – and both fighters want it. It’s hard not to make it happen.

Conor McGregor is training for the Dustin Poirier fight on January 23 (Instagram - thenotoriousmma)

“Manny Pacquiao sees Conor McGregor as a real threat and a real formidable opponent. And he has his own plans politically; he’s a machine in what he does.

"Either of them isn’t trying to go fight YouTubers next.

“At the end of the day, I don’t see why it shouldn’t happen. As we saw in 2020, you can never count anything out any more, but right now the intention is for that to happen in 2021.”

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