‘Making Weight is Difficult’- Conor McGregor on How He has Risen up to the Occasion

Published 01/15/2021, 12:46 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor has not fought in the lightweight division since his bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. Since then, he has competed once, albeit in the welterweight division against Cerrone.

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For this fight against Dustin Poirier, Conor drops back down to 155-pounds. A weight cut is never easy for a fighter. However, the task at hand is slightly more difficult when it is a weight class below the one at which a fighter competed in their previous fight. 

However, if there is one fighter that you can rely on to make weight, it is ‘The Notorious’. The Irish superstar has never missed a weight cut in his UFC career and has always prided himself on being an astute professional. 

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Conor McGregor speaks on how he is able to make weight every time

In a recent interview with the TheMacLife channel on YouTube, the host asked Conor how his weight cut was going. 

The Irish fighter replied, “I’m jacked and I’m shredded, you know? So I’m in a tremendous place. I put in the work in Oscar, that’s it. You know, making weight is difficult. But you know, difficult things are not so difficult when you commit yourself fully. And in actuality, they become easy. That’s where I am at. I have done this flawlessly alongside my team.” 

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‘The Notorious’ continued, “All the work has been calculated and I am right there. I have got my body into a lightweight frame once again I am full of energy. My training has ceased, not ceased…. I train most of the times twice a day. My last double split finished yesterday. Now it’s just single sessions. The weight is on point. I have bags of energy and I’m excited to get in and showcase myself at 155-pounds again you know and that’s it. I put in the work and I will reap the rewards.”

For the upcoming fight between the two men, fans will be in attendance for the first time for a PPV since March 2020. Tickets for the fight sold out in minutes, and it is expected that around 2000 fans will be allowed in to watch UFC 257 live. Fans will also be allowed for all other events on Fight Island as well. 

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Do you think the presence of fans in the arena will have a positive impact on the fighters or a negative impact? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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