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Ultimate Sailing Club


CONOR MCGREGOR’S LATEST PURCHASE IS A WORLD AWAY FROM THE BLOOD AND THUNDER OF UFC, BUT IS DECORATED WITH ALL THE PERFECT POSTURING OF THE FIGHTER’S SIGNATURE BRAND WORDS: FRANK GRICE


here’s no use suggesting Conor McGregor’s recent multimillion pound purchase of a stunning Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 yacht has anything to do with preparing for retirement time after UFC – an ocean hideaway where the charismatic, confrontational and always fearsome 32-year-old Irishman can kick back and reflect on a dramatic 15 years in the cage.


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From the outside, that’s very much what it looks like. The Dublin-born fighter has been extolling the virtues of his gleaming craft on his social media feeds in recent months, and if he is to follow the modes of other sports stars then the purchase of a gleaming craft infers that the end is nigh.


And yet, you would be mistaken. The three- time retired MMA supremo suggested early this year that he would probably never retire from the game. “What’s the point?” he said. “When everything you have done has been determined by one job, and a job that gives you so much pleasure, why would you possibly want to turn your back on that?”


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McGregor may find, ultimately, that the mind rules the body on that one, His defeat to Dustin Poirier in July was as severe as it was unexpected. He emerged with a broken leg and a battered ego, and while he is still the chief talent and ringmaster of the UFC circus, and its various biproducts – including the star’s famous boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather – McGregor is starting to consider the limitations of what his body can do.


Certainly, it would be nice to spend some time on his newest toy without the accompanied bruises, aches, scrapes and breaks (and worse) of life in the cage… at least that’s the theory. It doesn’t account for the jolts and bumps McGregor may encounter onboard, that is if footage released in the middle of August is anything to go by. The footage shows his Lamborghini superyacht hitting speeds of 120km/hr.


It was one of the first times we’d seen the £2.7m superyacht at full pelt – previously our glimpses of the magnificent machine had been when the completed vessel was exiting the Sea Group shipyard in Massa, on Italy’s north-west coast.


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