Considering this fight is at 154 pounds, Conor McGregor is like a human tank right now…

Having fought and won titles at 145 and 155 pounds in the UFC, Conor McGregor knows a bit about changing weight. During 2016, ‘The Notorious’ also battled Nate Diaz twice at 170 pounds.

Against Floyd Mayweather on August 26, McGregor will be competing at 154 pounds. The last time McGregor fought below 155 was late 2015, when he knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds.

Considering how unhealthy he looked at the weigh-in for that fight, it’s no surprise he won’t be competing there ever again.

At UFC 194 (picture left) Conor McGregor made weight at 145 pounds. Months later at UFC 196 (picture right) Conor McGregor tipped the scales for 170 pounds.

McGregor’s Weight Cut & Current Weight

Without cutting to 145 pounds for nearly two years, will ‘The Notorious’ have trouble making 154 against Mayweather? If he does it right, which he always has, there’s no doubt he’ll hit the weight.

McGregor has never missed weight in his career, but there will come a time that dropping below 150 pounds will not be possible. The reality is, he’ll never need to make featherweight again, and that’s probably a good thing health-wise.

Below is a snapshot from McGregor’s Instagram, as he spars in preparation for the biggest fight of his career:

Conor McGregor (blue gloves) prepares for his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather…

McGregor Looking Bigger Than He Normally Would At This Stage of Training Camp?

Going off that image, McGregor looks to easily be around the 170-pound mark. That would mean that between now and August 26, he’d be cutting around 16 pounds of mass. That’s certainly achievable.

Now, looking at Floyd Mayweather’s size, we can assume that McGregor will be coming in as the much, much bigger man on fight night.

Size & Age Advantage, But What About The Rest?

We heard yesterday from one of McGregor’s sparring partners, who said the Irish star is battering sparring partners with 16oz gloves:

“I don’t know if you’ve seen the photo that he uploaded onto his Instagram after our session. People are talking about his left hand and whether the power will be there with 10-ounce gloves — he lifted me off my feet with a right uppercut in 16 (ounce gloves)!

“That shot came out of nowhere. It was so fast and powerful. I can tell you now that those kinds of shots would drop boxers, and that was his right hand. He will definitely keep his stopping power with 10-ounce gloves on.”

Below (picture left) is another snapshot from McGregor’s Instagram:

Will the power translate against the ultimate ring technician Floyd Mayweather?


Speculation, rumours, training videos and arguments, this fight has brought around a storm of debates. The reality is this-McGregor has never boxed before, but also Mayweather is well out of his prime, much older and arguably slower.

McGregor appears to lack the fundamentals of a pro boxer, but h’s done nothing but shock his doubters during his MMA run. Until August 26, expect all of the above and more to continue being argued about…

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