KEY POINTS

  • Conor McGregor admitted he learned a lesson from LeBron James
  • McGregor never invested for his health
  • James has been dealing with "Father time" in an unbelievable way

Returning UFC star Conor McGregor admitted that he channels NBA superstar LeBron James in one aspect of being an athlete.

All throughout his career, McGregor has been known for being extremely fit and healthy. Even though he gets hurt at times, “Mystic Mac” manages to get back in shape and be in his best form. However, McGregor recently admitted that he’s learned a valuable lesson from Lakers star James about spending money on health.

 In a recent interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, McGregor came clean and stated that he has never spent a dollar for his health. But after reading a piece about how James spends his money to better his health and prolong his career, “The Notorious” changed his point of view and now invests on his fitness and health as well, Clutch Points reported.

“I read something about LeBron James a while back, about maybe a year ago, that he spent $1.5 million annually on his health.  And I spent nothing,” McGregor revealed.

“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,” McGregor added.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James gestures while playing against the Brooklyn Nets on October 10, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China LeBron James Photo: AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL

But according to James, he doesn’t only spend money on his health. Surprisingly, “King James” has developed a routine called “contrast bath,” a routine that helped him deal with “Father time” and exhaustion.

The said routine requires 3 basic things: a chilly temperature, windows have to be fully blocked to create total darkness and most importantly, the bath tub has to be brimming with ice.

James also admitted that contrast bath is one of his favorite modes of recovery is the As per the four-time MVP, a contrast bath is one recovery method that makes him feel "especially good."

"That's one of the methods that when I'm in heavy-duty training, I try to find,” James said.

“(The baths) just help the body and when the body feels fresh, then the mind feels fresh, as well. They work in tandem,” James added.

Along with a long-time fitness trainer, James never missed a single bath session. Whether the duo is on training or actual NBA game, they make sure that they will, in any way possible, be able to perform the said routine.

Conor McGregor Conor McGregor of Ireland looks on in the octagon before competing against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images