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“Conor Look Like He Got Plastic Surgery”: UFC Fans Fail to Recognize Conor McGregor in the Latest Clip at UFC 285

Published 03/04/2023, 1:49 AM EST

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UFC 285 is just a day away, and the excitement among fans is off the charts. With Jon Jones making his long-awaited return to the octagon after a three-year hiatus, and moving up to heavyweight to face Ciryl Gane, the matchup has drawn a lot of attention and opinions from the UFC world. Conor McGregor recently gave his verdict on Jones vs. Gane, but it’s his appearance that has caught the fans’ attention.

The Irishman has been embroiled in some serious controversies throughout his hiatus, especially with all the dialogue going around with his alleged steroid use. Many believe that has contributed to changing McGregor’s appearance as an aftereffect. Moreover, McGregor has been turning heads lately with his new look ever since he returned to shoot TUF 31. And in the latest clip where ‘The Notorious’ offers his take on the heavyweight title bout, fans are failing to recognize the UFC superstar.

Fans discuss McGregor’s appearance


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Conor McGregor is currently shooting for the 31st season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ in Las Vegas. He is coaching a pack of UFC hopefuls against Michael Chandler, whom he will face later this year in the octagon. Recently, both McGregor and Chandler offered their prediction on Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane. But, their verdicts aside, McGregor’s appearance has grabbed the fans’ attention.

Check out how the fans reacted to this clip and Conor McGregor’s look:


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“Conor looking rough in the face”

“conor look like he got plastic surgery or sum”

“Don’t know if that’s a real or AI generated McGregor”

“Mythical fighter unlocked “Connor mcgregor clone””

“Is this a deepfake”

“Conor is old please don’t retire now”

“That was not mcGregor”

“Conor looks aged man”

Although McGregor’s look during his TUF session may be throwing people off guard, seeing him as a coach is certainly a sight that would undoubtedly excite the crowd to the hilt. And the clip below will explain why.

Conor McGregor is all fired up as the TUF coach


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The filming of TUF 31 is already underway, and by all accounts, it’s shaping up to be an epic showdown. The latest clip, featuring Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler coaching their fighters during a fight, is nothing short of spectacular. Although the fighters’ identities remain a mystery, McGregor seemed quite enthusiastic, yelling instructions and urging his fighter on to victory, while Chandler appeared relatively calm on the cageside.


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It certainly seems like things are heating up on the set of TUF 31. The excitement for the show is building, and fans can hardly wait for it. TUFC 31 is scheduled to air on ESPN on May 30th and after its conclusion, both the fighters with face each other in the cage later this year. Hence, it’s fair to say that the fans are in for a treat this year.

Watch this story: Everything To  Know About Conor McGregor-Michael Chandler TUF 31



Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu