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Queally fast Conor McGregor goes for a rally drive with fight buddy Peter Queally ahead of 3Arena clash

'My long-time training partner and friend aiming to become Ireland’s 1st Bellator MMA World Champion this weekend!'

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Conor McGregor and Peter Queally go for a rally

Conor McGregor and Peter Queally go for a rally

Conor McGregor and Peter Queally go for a rally

Conor McGregor has posted a video of himself “rallying” in his car with fight buddy Peter Queally in the passenger seat, ahead of the Waterford man’s shot at the Bellator lightweight title on Friday. 

The Notorious shared the footage of both men strapped into the vehicle with the caption, “Rallying into fight week with ‘the showstopper’ @peterqueally!

"My long-time training partner and friend aiming to become Ireland’s 1st Bellator MMA World Champion this weekend! Incredible! Let’s go my bro! Destiny!!!”

Queally replied on his own Twitter page: “Thank you for being my friend all these years brother, thank you for all the fun and messing, for all the training, for all the advice, and most of all for all the great memories! Let’s do this!!”

Queally who is about to take on the biggest fight of his career, as he does battle with a familiar foe in Patricky 'Pitbull' Freire at the 3Arena on Friday night, is an old training partner of McGregor’s.

Queally, who is known as ‘The Showstopper’ is a close friend and teammate of McGregor's since before the Dubliner rose to global superstardom.

He will rematch Freire for the Bellator lightweight title in the same venue where McGregor famously defeated Diego Brandao and announced to the world that Irish fighters were "not here to take part, but here to take over".

Queally is now hoping to become just the second Irishman to win a major promotion's world title this weekend.

"It's going to rank right up there," he said.

"The only other man who's won a world title is Conor and obviously this is a really great stage to share.

"When you're in that kind of realm where you're linked to Conor McGregor in terms of achievements.

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"That's where it's going to be and you can't get much higher than this."

Queally beat 'Pitbull' in a behind-closed-doors bout at Bellator 258 in May, bludgeoning him with an elbow that forced the doctor to stop the bout between rounds two and three.

Queally said he was grateful to the Brazilian's brother Patricio who relinquished his lightweight world title after losing his featherweight belt to AJ McKee in July to allow this weekend's main event to be for the belt.

"It was very gracious of him,” Queally said. “I liked when he said that if he wasn't the featherweight champion then how could he see himself as the lightweight champion?

"I thought this was very cool so I'm very grateful to him, and I'll tell him that when I see him."

Queally has previously praised McGregor's progress after breaking his leg. He said his comeback was “not shocking” because of the effort he had put in.

“He looks amazing already,” he told Sky Sports. “You've seen yourself the videos of him hitting pads and he's had an amazing recovery from what I understand.

“It's amazing. It's not shocking because whatever he does, he does it full on and that's no different to a recovery. I've recovered from some serious injuries in the past as well and it's all about what you put into these.

“And he's clearly put a lot into recovering from this and he's reaping the rewards from it now, so I can definitely see him back and he will be back at some stage next year.”

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