Conor McGregor is pictured in training before a UFC fight

McGregor touched down in Vegas last weekend (Picture: Getty)

Conor McGregor has added Phil Sutcliffe and Bra Brady to his coaching team for his UFC return this month, reports say.

The Irishman is booked to make his comeback against Donald Cerrone on 18 January in his first fight since October 2018.

McGregor has stayed loyal to his original MMA coach, John Kavanagh, and his long-time trainer will continue to take the lead in the final stages of camp.

The former featherweight and lightweight champion touched down in Las Vegas over the weekend and Irish Boxing claim he has taken Crumlin Boxing Club coaches Sutcliffe and Brady with him.

McGregor worked with Sutcliffe at the very beginning of his fighting days and has dropped in and out of Crumlin Boxing Club throughout his MMA career.

After McGregor described his camp for his last fight as ‘horrendous’, Kavanagh explained how training was being structured ahead of the Cerrone fight.

‘With Conor’s fighting IQ, with Conor’s understanding of the game, really, this training camp is about all of us getting out of his way,’ Kavanagh said.

‘Provide him an environment where he gets different looks, different feels, and support him.

‘Where he wants the training camp to go, with intensities, and listening to him – where he has days where he has days where he wants to push hard, and days where he wants to slow down.

‘It’s not so much about us coaches sitting down to game plan and then filling Conor in. Conor knows more about fighting than the rest of us put together.’

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