GQ spoke to the fighter before this weekend's re-match. Let's just say he's eager. - From GQ
He's got ten of them—experts in jiujitsu and kickboxing and boxing and grappling—and he's rented this beige house down the beige road from his own beige house for all of them to stay in while he trains.
Well, Conor, being the biggest (male) star the UFC has ever seen (yes, I know, Georges St-Pierre was good, but he is not the multifaceted complete-package star that Conor McGregor is), he and the UFC didn't want to give up all that pay-per-view loot, which is fair, nor did they want to let down the fans, which is also fair.
So he has some attributes that I have to be aware of that I didn't give respect to the last time." He's been training with heavier people, and tougher ones.
And that was it.
His UFC contract stated that he had to fly to Vegas for a pre–UFC 200 press junket, and his answer was no.