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Conor McGregor trains with tall Irish boxing champ, Olympic medalists

Conor McGregor's sparring day had Olympic boxers helping him out ahead of his UFC rematch with Nate Diaz.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 202 will host the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, and the Irishman has been beefing up his training partners in preparation for their second encounter. McGregor recently enlisted the services of BJJ ace Dillon Danis, and now he has worked with one of Ireland's top amateur boxers as well.

On Wednesday, images from McGregor's sparring day emerged on social media, showing that he worked with decorated Amateur boxing champ and Olympic hopeful Conor Wallace. The rangy southpaw is tasked to emulate Diaz, and the 20-year-old Irish champ certainly has the physical tools to help McGregor get used to trading with a talented boxer of that length.

"Great sparring with the champ Conor McGregor today," Wallace wrote on social media. "Privileged to be given the opportunity to help him with his preparation for Nate Diaz. Very skilful operator."

Also attending the training session are Irish boxers Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes, who both took home bronze medals at the 2012 Olympics.

While Diaz finished McGregor on short notice the first time around, betting odds for the rematch are extremely close, with Conor even being a slight favorite on most books.