8 of the best bits from the new Conor McGregor documentary

The first of six episodes aired on RTÉ 2 tonight.

On the road to recovery

After a physio session, we see Conor putting in the hours in the gym with John Connor of the Irish Strength Institute as he continues his return to fitness after ACL surgery.

McGregor work out

Training camp in Reykjavík

The SBG team head to the Icelandic capital to prepare for UFC Dublin and Conor shows off his terrific balance to fellow fighter Paddy Holohan.

McGregor zip wire

Comparing himself to Vincent van Gogh

Their beards are alike but that’s where the similarities end.

McGregor Van Gogh Meme

Final preparations on fight week

Reality hits home. “If I don’t win I’ll be the guy that talked the talk, and did not walk the walk. I’ll be fighting in front of 100 people in GAA halls for €150,” he says.

McGregor doc

The UFC like their fighters to be on time

“They brought me into a room with no beds and they were like: ‘Now we know you’re the star, don’t be late!’ I thought I was getting whacked.” Best be early so.

McGregor doc whacked

The weigh-ins

4,000 people show up to the O2 Arena (not Three Arena) the day before fight night last July.

McGregor Brandao weigh in

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Tony McGregor recites his own poem from the back of a bill

Conor’s dad admits he’s no JM Synge. We’d be inclined to agree.

Tony McGregor

The win over Brandao

A first round TKO victory in front of a packed house sees McGregor climb another step up the featherweight ladder.

McGregor Brandao win

Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council

Johnson rumbles Gustafsson to book a title tussle with Jon Jones

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