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How Conor McGregor learned from LeBron about working out

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It's become basic NBA knowledge that LeBron's fantastic career isn't just luck or genetics, but dedicated work to excellence. Back in 2016, Brian Windhorst reported that LeBron spends about $1.5 million a year to keep his body in top shape. That includes trainers, massage therapists, personal chefs, and home gyms with state of the art equipment.

As he does off the court, LeBron is an inspiration and role-model for most young NBA superstars who are taking their fitness as seriously as he does. Players all over the league started to learn more about nutrition and exploring all sorts of workout programs to maximize their performance on the court. Now it seems LeBron is inspiring athletes in other sports to do the same.

“I read something about LeBron James a while back, about maybe a year ago, that he spent $1.5 million annually on his health. His everything, his nutrition, his training, his everything. And I spent nothing. I was like 'That’s not the way to do this.' But I drop money on a blatant car, or a watch, you know what I mean? I spend on myself, on my health and my fitness and that’s helped me. Then you acquire more (money). You acquire even more then, when you’re sharp and that’s what I am now.” 

Connor McGregor, via ESPN

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