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Ben Davies

Sports doctor aims McDonald's jibe at Conor McGregor after UFC star's visit

Conor McGregor has been told he won't fight at lightweight again after he paid a visit to a McDonald's restaurant.

The Irishman last fought at 155lb in July 2021 when he broke his leg in a second consecutive defeat by Dustin Poirier. After beginning his programme to return to fitness, McGregor showed off a huge 190lb frame as he bulked up while unable to participate in full training.

This has seen the former two-weight champion confirm he intends to return at 170lb where his last win came against Donald Cerrone in 2020. And sports surgeon Dr David Abassi has made an observation on social media, tweeting: "He’s never making 155 again. #mcgregor #mcdonalds."

Attached to the post was an image of McGregor who recently posted a snap with his fiancee Dee Devlin that the pair took while in the queue at fast food chain McDonalds during his time in Abu Dhabi. In the picture, McGregor can once again be seen sporting an entirely new physique.

The Irishman previously suggested he is currently walking around at 190lb, which would see him need a harsh weight cut of 35lb to make weight in his previous division. McGregor previously reigned as king at lightweight earning his second strap with victory over Eddie Alvarez in 2016.

He has since suffered a significant decline in form, losing his last three contests at 155lb including a submission defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018. McGregor would make history if he can become the champion at 170lb but he will need to return in much better form, given he has now nearly slid entirely out of the rankings at 155lb.

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McGregor's weight gain has been subject to much scrutiny by UFC fans, with many suggesting it could see him have a significant stamina problem when he returns to action. Many have also questioned if there is a chance he will not return given the star currently is outside of the USADA testing pool and is facing a further five months out of action.

However UFC legend Chael Sonnen has suggested simply that McGregor's weight is from water retention, and expects the star to be able to easily cut to 170lb when he returns to full training. “Conor comes out and he looks big," Sonnen said in a YouTube video. "Then it gets revealed that he’s not in the USADA testing pool. Two plus two does not equal four, not if that’s your two. It’s just not that way.

"Conor did not look overly strong, by the way. You saw a guy who was bloated. Why would he be bloated? Well, he’s bloated because he’s not sweating out six pounds a day like his body is used to doing and had done every day for the last decade. So he’s retained a lot of water weight."

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