Viral Tweet Shows Conor McGregor's Dramatic Weight Change
The 31-year-old fighter been praised for showing his versatility to move between the weight classes for featherweight and welterweight, as two images show just how different the fighter looks at his current weight of 170lbs.
Showing just how different the two categories can be, a tweet from industry legend Chamatkar Sandhu shows the difference 25 pounds can make for the notorious fighter and has gathered over 9.5k likes already.
Still incredible that once upon a time Conor McGregor made 145lbs. The picture on the left is of him hitting the scales for the Jose Aldo fight. The one on the right is from today's #UFC246 official weigh-in where he hit 170lbs. pic.twitter.com/pwu4O3LQOU
- Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 17, 2020
In December 2015 to fight Jose Aldo, McGregor weighed just 145lbs for his 5 foot 9 inches frame putting him into the featherweight category. This fight was one of McGregor's most memorable fights with him knocking out Aldo in 13 seconds to take the UFC Featherweight title.
Currently Conor McGregor usually fights in the lightweight category, taking on opponents such as Mike Wood and Eddie Alvarez. However in his most recent weigh-in ahead of a fight with Donald Cerrone from the USA, McGregor came in at 170lbs.
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In November 2016, the Dublin-born fighter knocked out Eddie Alvarez to take home the UFC lightweight title and be the first ever fighter to hold both the lightweight and featherweight titles simultaneously.
Conor McGregor is set to make his comeback with is first fight in 15 months in the ring as he takes on USA opponent Donald Cerrone, in a fight that is reportedly worth £60m. The ambitious Irish fighter has claimed he looks to set to reach a billon dollars by the time he's 35.
Fans have come out in their droves to offer support for McGregor ahead of his fight with 'Cowboy Cerrone', with many predicting a knock out win for the Irish champion.
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