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Conor McGregor Bares all for the ESPN Body Issue

The UFC featherweight champ wore nothing but hand wraps for the shoot.


ESPN released the photos for its annual body issue, and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is featured wearing nothing but hand wraps for his shoot. 

"The Notorious" is in the middle of rigorous training for his welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz. When the pair faced off at UFC 196, Diaz submitted McGregor with a rear naked choke to win the fight in the second round. They were meant to have their rematch at UFC 200 but McGregor was taken off the card after refusing to interrupt his training to take part in a press tour for the UFC.

SEE ALSO: 8 Notorious Quotes From Conor McGregor 

UFC president Dana White and McGregor made amends, and the McGregor-Diaz rematch is set to headline UFC 202 on Aug. 20.   

Leading up to his last bout with Diaz, McGregor ate up to his fighting weight once he found out he no longer needed to cut down to lightweight (the 155-pound limit at which he was meant to fight original opponent Rafael Dos Anjos, who pulled out due to injury). This time, he told ESPN, he won't make the same mistake. Although he has a sweet tooth, the fighter said that he has become obsessed with nutrition and eats on the clock. 

Check out some behind-the-scened footage from the McGregor shoot:

Also featured in the body issue is NFL star Von Miller

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