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UFC legend Conor McGregor jokes about the downside of his bulky new physique and says he has to ‘fit through doors’ due to his increased weight


Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has joked about his bulky new physique that makes it difficult for him to navigate everyday life.

The Irishman hasn’t fought since fracturing his tibia and fibula at UFC 264 in July 2021, but is now fully recovered ahead of his return to action next year.

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McGregor hasn’t fought since losing to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July last year where he broke his leg

During his absence from the Octagon, McGregor has put on serious weight and now weighs over 190 pounds ahead of a welterweight title run in 2023.

On Sunday, the 34-year-old gave fans another update on his body transformation by uploading a new photo to social media, with the caption ‘sideways through doors’, suggesting he is now too tall to go through the doors normally.

Of course, McGregor was just messing around, and his humble body boasting was just part of what turned out to be a busy night for the Irishman on Twitter.

The former lightweight and featherweight champion trashed a proposed fight between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski who hold his former titles and agreed to fight after UFC 280 last weekend.

McGregor thinks the fight would be a pay-per-view dud, but that hasn’t stopped him from offering Volkanovski some advice ahead of his UFC lightweight debut against Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege.

After exchanging words with ‘The Great,’ McGregor allayed fears his comeback could be delayed after UFC president Dana White claimed he would face six months of drug testing before fighting again.

McGregor bragged about his height on social media

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McGregor bragged about his height on social media

UFC legend Conor McGregor jokes about the downside of his bulky new physique and says he has to 'fit through doors' due to his increased weight

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‘Notorious’ weighs over 190 pounds before comeback


‘Mystic Mac’ predicts he’ll have several fights by the time the movie he’s currently shooting with Jake Gyllenhaal hits the big screen, breaks box office records and wins all the awards sometime next year.

McGregor has already expressed interest in challenging for the welterweight title in his comeback bout, but that seems highly unlikely for two big reasons.

First, plans are already in place for Leon Edwards to defend his recently won title against Kamaru Usman in a trilogy bout on British shores in the first quarter of 2023.

Secondly, McGregor is on poor form which has seen him pick up just one win since 2016.

Although this victory is at 170 pounds, he is unranked in the division and will not be allowed to jump the queue despite being the biggest star in UFC history.

Either way, he envisions a big comeback and the money that comes with it every time he fights. “Preparing to bounce in a cage and smash someone with a load of hammers,” he tweeted this week, adding, “For millions and millions of dollars. Light work.”

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