The word ‘Controversy’ and Conor McGregor go hand in hand. Over the years, the Irishman’s nickname ‘The Notorious’ has only backed more and more proof as to why it rightfully suits him the most, in the world of combat sports. Right from trash-talking to his opponents to post-fight brawls, Conor has been a part of it all.
Ever since McGregor has been temporarily forced out of any Octagon bouts post his devastating UFC 264 leg injury, fans have persistently noticed one thing in common through his appearances and social media posts, which is that he has put on a massive amount of weight. The Irishman’s bulky physique almost appears to be of a middleweight.
Recently, UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling took over to his Instagram to post the following reel. He appears to be flexing beside a pumped-up Conor, inside what appears to be a boxing ring in a gym. The viral video is now doing rounds, specifically with Conor’s real weight as the subject. ‘Aljo’ captioned the reel with, “Maybe I really am a featherweight. Let me take out the turd trash bag first 😤”
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The bantamweight champ, when not inside a fight camp, walks around the range of being a welterweight. In an interview from April 2022, ‘Funkmaster’ opened up on the weight he naturally walks around at, before having to begin cutting weight for a scheduled bout. He goes, “I walk around 165 to about 170.”
"I walk around 165 to about 170."
Aljamain Sterling won't repeat mistakes with his weight cut recovery going into the Petr Yan rematch at #UFC273.@mma_kings' interview: https://t.co/cHqVV9kPkq pic.twitter.com/BD2xkbv9FU
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) April 6, 2022
So, going by what the bantamweight king had to say about his natural ‘walk-around’ weight, and also considering the fact that he is currently not scheduled for a title defense, it is safe to claim that he must be weighing around 165 pounds, per his shredded appearance. This means Conor does not seem to be weighing not more than 200 pounds as he previously claimed.
Michael Chandler accuses Conor McGregor of lying about his weight
When it comes to the most explosive first rounds in the UFC, fans can’t move down the list without mentioning ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler. While he has had his fair share of losses in the promotion, the man has never ceased to give exciting fights to the fans. He recently took to his Twitter to post a picture of him sharing the cage with his upcoming opponent Conor McGregor.
He and his photgrapher with his lights and angles will have you believe he is above 185…but his bone density will beg to differ. I’m in from 155-185. Weight won’t change the outcome.
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) February 24, 2023
When asked what weight class they are going to compete in, he insinuated that Conor and his team are constantly on the route to misguide the fans about his ‘walk-around’ weight. He further went on to declare that he is open to competing anywhere from lightweight to middleweight for the said bout.
While we don’t know what weight class the main event will take place in, fans are in for a treat either way. This will be Conor’s comeback fight after sitting out on the sidelines for almost two years post breaking his tibia. Even though the venue and date for the event are still unknown, both fighters are currently shooting for their ongoing show TUF 31.
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