CONOR McGREGOR will be away from his family while training for his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier as he vowed: 'I’m going into this one a wild dog'.
The Irishman, who initially beat Poirier in 2014, was knocked out by the American in January after two rounds to cap off a disastrous UFC return.
Ahead of their series decider on July 10, McGregor was urged by ex-opponent Eddie Alvarez and UFC legend Georges St-Pierre to train out of his comfort zone.
The two-weight UFC champion, 32, is currently holidaying in Dubai with his fiancee Dee Devlin, 33, son Conor Jr, four and daughter Croia, two.
But when he officially starts his training camp, he will not be surrounded by his loved ones, having struggled to juggle the work-life balance.
McGregor tweeted: "I’ve been training my son since day 1. He will be ready if he decides too.
"I am going to do this fight away from the family also. For a change. Fights and boppies and cuddles is a hard one to balance.
"I’m going into this one a wild dog."
McGregor has kept in shape while on his sunny getaway but is expected to return to Ireland for the start of his preparations to face Poirier.
The southpaw even claimed he would be able to scale the 155lb lightweight limit right now having continued to train since the loss.
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McGregor posted: "I could make weight and fight this week. Last time we had almost 3 days post weigh in to the actual fight.
"Plus an early morning start. This time we’ll have just over 24hrs plus a night time start. Both favour me massively.
"Very excited to return to Las Vegas!"
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