The infamous fight of 26 August is nearing and the UFC champion, Conor Mcgregor is seemingly working hard to win it. He is utilizing technology to train himself for the fight against the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather.
Mcgregor is training at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, which provides fighter a space to use innovative fitness solutions in their training for major fights, as per sporttechie.com.
McGregor has been taking full advantage of the custom technologies available at the UFC complex. To increase his endurance he sprints on a stationary bike in the Hypoxic Lab. As seen in his Instagram post, above his shoulder is the air vent that gives athlete an effect of hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen availability to the body.
This allows athletes to condition their breathing abilities and oxygen storage for better performance and speedier recovery at both high and low extreme altitudes.
In addition to increasing his endurance by working in the hypoxic lab, McGregor has also been using technology from HydroWorx, which manufactures a pool-based training system that includes an underwater treadmill. The resistive and buoyant properties of water force the body to work harder without adding undue stress to the joints.
McGregor also has been utilizing the cryotherapy chamber to recover at sub-zero temperatures. In another Instagram post, he can be seen in a room frozen to -278 degrees Fahrenheit.
The training center is estimated to cost $14 million. But the advanced training systems inside could help McGregor prepare for and win fights that would likely net him multiples of that dollar figure. Millions are anticipating the fight and it will be a time for McGregor to put all his hard work to test against the boxing champion.
As the fight stands to become the most lucrative in the history of combat sports, with both men expected to earn over $100m for agreeing to the bout, McGregor is leaving no stones unturned to make it big for himslef.