Conor McGregor is quite possibly the largest fighter competing in the UFC’s featherweight division today.
On Saturday at UFC 189, McGregor meets Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight championship in Las Vegas. However, he will be forced to shed some serious pounds before the fight to meet the required divisional limit of 145 pounds.
27 pounds serious.
According to former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, who appeared on an episode of the Jim Rome Show to discuss UFC 189, he recently saw McGregor and was blown away by his size.
Sonnen, being the former fighter he is, immediately had to ask McGregor about his weight with a title fight just over a week away, “I was like, ‘Conor, what do you weigh?’ he said, ‘about 172 pounds.’
“He’s got to be 145 in eight days.”
A veteran with a fair share of tough weight cuts over his decade-plus career, Sonnen was asked how McGregor could possibly cut 27 pounds in such a short amount of time. He said it can be done, but it won’tRead More »from Chael Sonnen claims Conor McGregor is 27 pounds over featherweight limit