Conor McGregor shows off huge body transformation from featherweight to welterweight

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

Conor McGregor has sent out a tweet showing his massive body transformation from featherweight to welterweight.

The MMA star simply captioned the picture: “145. 155. 170.”

The tweet shows his progress from being world featherweight champion back in 2015, when he beat Jose Aldo, to becoming an MMA welterweight fighter in 2019.

McGregor’s impressive body transformation is a sign of his huge comeback into the sport.

The fighter has put on nearly two stone of muscle since fans last saw him fight.

McGregor is set to face fellow welterweight Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246 in January 2020.

Cerrone is fifth in the UFC lightweight rankings and is set to provide a stern test for McGregor on his return to the Octagon.

The fight will be the Irishman’s first since his UFC 229 defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of last year.

McGregor lost the fight in four rounds, losing to the ‘The Eagle’ Khabib by submission. Nurmagomedov’s victory meant he became UFC lightweight champion, a title he still holds today.

The Irishman went on to claim he was retiring from the sport after his loss to Khabib in Las Vegas, in a much-publicised announcement on social media.

However, it seems McGregor is now back in action and is ready to challenge for the UFC welterweight championship, a title which is currently held by Nigerian fighter Kamaru Usman.

McGregor’s new fight announcement has been met with mixed reactions.

His former rival Dustin Poirier thinks he should fight the Irishman in a rematch instead of Cerrone.

The American said: “I respect ‘Cowboy’ and everything he’s done, but I do think he’s on the back end of his career… I think me and [Conor] makes more sense.”

McGregor will fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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