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LAS VEGAS – Conor McGregor used to train whenever he felt like it, and he stayed up late every night. He would sleep deep into the daylight hours, and he perpetually showed up late for almost any commitment required of a rising mixed martial arts star.

McGregor had reason to believe chaos was his natural environment: He was climbing to the pinnacle of the so-called combat sports, winning two UFC title belts and earning an absurd payday against Floyd Mayweather while becoming the most famous fighter in the world.

But McGregor knows the chaos gradually caught him and consumed him.

The last half-decade of McGregor’s public life has been an exhausting stretch of competitive disappointments and continuous legal troubles, including at least three violent confrontations outside the cage. His side career as a whiskey distiller has been more successful than his endeavours in a boxing ring or a cage, where he has competed just twice _ and hasn’t had his hand raised in victory _ since 2016.

McGregor has analyzed what went wrong, and he believes he has identified the source.

“Consistency and structure was missing,” McGregor said Thursday after arriving a mere half-hour late to a UFC production facility in the Vegas desert. “Structure. I was sporadic with my work and with my life. I’m a lot more centred now, a lot more grounded and a lot more focused.”

Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for the UFC 246 mixed martial arts bout, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

That means a regimented schedule for training, sleeping and eating. In fact, McGregor couldn’t lounge in bed these days even if he still wanted to do it, thanks to two alarm clocks in his new Irish countryside mansion: His toddler son, Conor Jack, and his year-old daughter, Croia.

“With activity, with consistency and with structure, I can do anything, like I have done already,” McGregor said.

Nearly 16 months after he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his only mixed martial arts fight in over three years, McGregor (21-4) returns to the cage at T-Mobile Arena off the Las Vegas Strip against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, a fellow veteran brawler and UFC stalwart attempting to mount a comeback.

McGregor is promising a productive, active year from a fighter who still has fortune and fame but wants to reclaim the championships and the pride he lost.

“I want to be the best version of myself,” McGregor said. “Everyone is saying they want the old Conor, the Conor that fought in 2016, the Conor that fought Eddie (Alvarez for the lightweight title). I feel I’m in a better place than that. I have a better skill set than that. I’m more experienced. That’s certainly a drive of mine, to be a better version of myself.”

Although he can still employ the swaggering persona that abetted his rise to fame, McGregor is notably humble in quieter moments these days. After multiple arrests and police investigations, McGregor has shown interest in keeping his cool.

When he is asked about the downside of worldwide fame, McGregor acknowledges it, but quickly adds: “I also understand that this is not a real problem. People have real problems. I rolled up in a bleeding Rolls Royce truck. My family is back home, and my son is playing in our Vegas home. I’m very, very blessed.”

McGregor moved his family last summer to a new mansion in Kildare, a small town well west of Dublin where he could revel in the quiet beauty of the Irish countryside. When McGregor was still an up-and-coming fighter, he spoke of his desire to own Irish land, and the move has fulfilled it.

“It’s a phenomenal property on beautiful grounds,” McGregor said. “The Irish air, the trees and the forest are in it. It’s like a park in the house.”

WHERE/HOW TO WATCH UFC 246

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Main Card: 10pm/7pm ETPT on ESPN+

Prelims: 8pm/5pm ETPT on ESPN

Early Prelims: 7pm/4pm ETPT on FIGHT PASS and ESPN+ 

AUSTRALIA

Main Card: 2pm/11am AEDT/AWST (Sunday) on Main Event, Fetch TV, FIGHTPASS.COM 

Prelims: 12pm/9am AEDT/AWST (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS and ESPN

Early Prelims: 11am/8am AEDT/AWST (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

BRAZIL

Main Card: 12am BRT (Sunday) on Combate

Prelims: 9pm BRT on Combate

CANADA

Main Card: 10pm/7pm ETPT on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and FIGHTPASS.COM 

Prelims: 8pm/5pm ETPT on TSN and RDS

Early Prelims: 7pm/4pm ETPT on UFC FIGHT PASS

DENMARK

Main Card: 4am CET (Sunday) on Viaplay

Prelims: 2am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 1am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

FINLAND

Main Card: 5am EET (Sunday) on Viaplay

Prelims: 3am EET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 2am EET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

FRANCE

Main Card: 4am CET (Sunday) on RMC SportFIGHTPASS.COM 

Prelims: 2am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 1am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

GERMANY

Main Card: 4am CET (Sunday) on DAZN and FIGHTPASS.COM 

Prelims: 2am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 1am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Main Card: 3am GMT (Sunday) on BT Sport

Prelims: 1am GMT (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 12am (Sunday) GMT on UFC FIGHT PASS

ITALY

Main Card: 4am CET (Sunday) on DAZN and FIGHTPASS.COM 

Prelims: 2am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 1am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

NEW ZEALAND

Main Card: 4pm NZDT (Sunday) on SKY Arena and FIGHTPASS.COM 

Prelims: 2pm NZDT (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS and ESPN

Early Prelims: 1pm NZDT (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

NORWAY

Main Card: 4am CET (Sunday) on Viaplay

Prelims: 2am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 1am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

RUSSIA

Main Card: 6am MSK (Sunday) on REN TV and FIGHTPASS.COM 

Prelims: 4am MSK (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 3am MSK (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

SWEDEN

Main Card: 4am CET (Sunday) on Viaplay

Prelims: 2am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

Early Prelims: 1am CET (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS

UNITED KINGDOM

Main Card: 3am GMT (Sunday) on BT Sport

Prelims: 1am GMT (Sunday) on UFC FIGHT PASS and BT Sport 2

Early Prelims: 12am (Sunday) GMT on UFC FIGHT PASS

According to many fans and journalists who have followed his career closely, McGregor’s reputation in Ireland has taken several hits with his misbehaviour. He no longer sparks the universal adoration that accompanied his rise. His believe is the move to the countryside has the added benefit of keeping him away from people and places that caused trouble for him before.

McGregor is still the biggest draw in the so-called combat sports, as evidenced by the eager headlines whenever he makes an offhand comment about resuming his boxing career against Manny Pacquiao, or maybe Mayweather again. McGregor has no set schedule for the rest of 2020, but he clearly hopes to fight more this year than he did in the previous three combined.

And though many wondered if his recent inactivity would become a retirement, McGregor says he couldn’t do it.

“There’s still weight on my shoulders, but I love it,” McGregor said. “That’s what I love to do. I want that feeling. You’ve got to have that feeling to get in there. It’s a pressure game. I’m very happy with the situation now.”