Conor McGregor  will return to the Octagon in just over two week’s time, and the former featherweight and lightweight champ is looking pretty jacked, as he prepares to throw hands with Donald Cerrone.
McGregor shares out a pic
As you can seen by looking at the pic below, McGregor appears to have bulked up with some muscle as he gets set to battle Cerrone at 170 pounds on January 18th. While McGregor has repeatedly said he wants another shot at the lightweight crown, the image below will likely spark more discussions about the fighter taking more bouts at welterweight. Like for example, a fight with ‘BMF’ king, Jorge Masvidal .
Based on the image above, do you believe Conor’s power is going to be there in his latest welterweight fight?
Rogan’s recent comments about McGregor fighting at 170
When it was first reported that McGregor and Cerrone are going to battle at 170, it raised some eyebrows. But, while talking about McGregor’s decision to fight at welterweight next, Joe Rogan said this on his podcast  (quotes via Bloody Elbow ):
“Because Conor doesn’t want to lose any weight,” Rogan said. “I think that guy tortured himself to get down to 145 so hard – and when you look at what he looked like when he was on the scale, when he was flexing, he looked like a god damn zombie. It was horrible. So I think, whether he complains or not about that, nobody rides for free. You do that to your body for a couple of years, you do some damage and it makes it harder to lose the weight afterwards.”
“So then he’s going up to 155. He’s obviously elite at 155, wins the title at 155, has the great rematch with Diaz at 170 and then comes back and fights Khabib at 155 and gets mauled. He has a fight with Cowboy, he’s really a 55er that can fight welterweight. That’s the right size for him versus, I don’t think Nate is fighting 155 any time in the future anymore.”
“Look, it’s gonna be f*cking great,” Rogan said. “Whether you watch it on TV or you watch it live, it’s gonna be f*cking great. And if Conor can catch him early, it could be very interesting… [But] if Cowboy can use his distance – and he’s very good at doing it – and he can avoid that straight left because Conor’s got a piston of a left hand.”
January 18th is going to be a fascinating night, no question.
UFC 246 line-up
Here is the line-up for UFC 246, which will go down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 246 Main Card 0n ESPN+ PPV (10 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
UFC 246 Prelims Card 0n ESPN (8 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
UFC 246 Early Prelims Card 0n ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET):
205 lbs.: Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo
*Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to change.
Line-up via MMA Mania