Conor McGregor makes his much anticipated UFC return in January 2020 against the UFC veteran, Donald Cerrone. The stake can not be higher for Conor going into this fight. Conor is coming off a loss against Khabib Nurmagoemdov and he has been away from the sport for more than a year. Hence this fight is a must-win if Conor is to fight for the lightweight title again in the future. That apart the most intriguing part of this fight is the fact that it happens in the welterweight division.
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Conor McGregor has only fought twice at 170 prior to his fight against Cowboy while Cowboy has a ton of experience at this weight class. Although Conor did win a fight against Nate Diaz via a razor-sharp decision at welterweight, there are still questions surrounding whether he will be able to perform at his best at 170. And the recent photo of McGregor has created an ambiguous feeling among his fans.
Conor McGregor seems jacked in the above photo. Now there can be a few implications from this. Conor McGregor is doing things the right way, he is taking the training camp with utmost seriousness, and he is likely to have more success in the welterweight division now. After all, Donald Cerrone is a bigger guy and Conor is relative to smaller stature compared to the other welterweights. However, the extra muscle mass would surely give Conor an edge with the power against Cerrone.
However, Conor is notorious for fading away in the later rounds. in his rematch against Nate Diaz, Conor had a lot of success in the first two rounds but he gassed out in the later rounds. And now with the extra muscle mass, fatigue can be a concern for Conor going into the later rounds considering he is not able to finish the fight early.
A fight against Cowboy would have been relatively easier if the fight were in the lightweight division, which is Conor’s natural weight class. However, it would be intriguing to see how does moving up in weight at this stage of his career affect the performance of the former lightweight champion.
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