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Conor McGregor won UFC titles at 145, 155, and aims to do the same at 170. His last fight, a devastating win over Donald Cerrone, was held at welterweight; The Notorious had to eat up 170, a far cry from the sepulchral scene that was his later featherweight weigh-ins.

McGregor's manager Audie Attar spoke recently with Damon Martin for MMA Fighting, and said Conor has designs on both the welterweight and lightweight divisions.

"I look at all my clients as human beings and I've seen him at 145, 155 and 170 in mixed martial arts and he just appears to be a lot happier at 170," said Attar. "It's not as strenuous on the body as it relates to the weight cut. That does not mean he wouldn't be able to make 155. 145, I just think it's unhealthy. ... But 155 is doable and something I know he's keen on doing again so that's not out of the realm of possibility."

UFC president Dana White says McGregor will probably next fight the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on 4/18. However, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community - and not fighting - lasts from Apr 23 to May 23, so a rematch vs. Nurmagomedov would push far out into 2020. In the meantime, McGregor might take another fight at welterweight.

"I think that particularly if you're able to keep your strength or improve your strength and your muscle mass, and more importantly be able to carry your weight to keep your speed and quickness and explosiveness, well then why not?" said Attar. "Gaining a competitive advantage is not always having a size, height, speed advantage but also having the right mindset and the right energy come the night of competition. It's really a subjective thing and you've got to leave it to each athlete to decide what's best for them."

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Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA

2/4/20 6:34 PM
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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

That's because "legit" welterweights walk around at 190....all while there's a weight class with a 185lb weight limit within reach. 

As long as weight cutting exists (and it will always) we need to remove the word "legit" in describing them. 

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA


Soooo, Conor will fight a top 5 guy from the WW rankings then? I dont care how you try to spin it. If he feels great fighting at WW, let him fight a WW. Not a LW not cutting weight and try to pass it off as Conor the great WW until he fights an actual WW and people cry that Conor is a LW
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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA


Soooo, Conor will fight a top 5 guy from the WW rankings then? I dont care how you try to spin it. If he feels great fighting at WW, let him fight a WW. Not a LW not cutting weight and try to pass it off as Conor the great WW until he fights an actual WW and people cry that Conor is a LW

You mean like Masvidal? Or is he a lightweight, too? 

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

That's because "legit" welterweights walk around at 190....all while there's a weight class with a 185lb weight limit within reach. 

As long as weight cutting exists (and it will always) we need to remove the word "legit" in describing them. 


Funny how when the argument that Conor is the 145lb GOAT they dont mention his brutal weight cuts to gain an advantage. Guess he wasnt a legit FW then according to you.
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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

That's because "legit" welterweights walk around at 190....all while there's a weight class with a 185lb weight limit within reach. 

As long as weight cutting exists (and it will always) we need to remove the word "legit" in describing them. 


Funny how when the argument that Conor is the 145lb GOAT they dont mention his brutal weight cuts to gain an advantage. Guess he wasnt a legit FW then according to you.

You'll find no inconsistency there with me, kid. It's all the same. Are you saying Conor was legitimately a 145lber because he was able to achieve that weight for 3.2 seconds on three months notice? 

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA


Soooo, Conor will fight a top 5 guy from the WW rankings then? I dont care how you try to spin it. If he feels great fighting at WW, let him fight a WW. Not a LW not cutting weight and try to pass it off as Conor the great WW until he fights an actual WW and people cry that Conor is a LW

You mean like Masvidal? Or is he a lightweight, too? 


Masvidal is a legit WW now and has fought actual ranked Contenders and won. I was HOPING that Conor would take that fight. But he wont because he likes to pretend he is a WW by calling out LWs to fight him there. If he actually spoke up and took the Masvidal fight, my opinion of all that would change.

He will fight Nate next. A guy masvidal destroyed, and he will say its the biggest fight at WW and you will eat it up
2/4/20 6:44 PM
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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA


Soooo, Conor will fight a top 5 guy from the WW rankings then? I dont care how you try to spin it. If he feels great fighting at WW, let him fight a WW. Not a LW not cutting weight and try to pass it off as Conor the great WW until he fights an actual WW and people cry that Conor is a LW

You mean like Masvidal? Or is he a lightweight, too? 


Masvidal is a legit WW now and has fought actual ranked Contenders and won. I was HOPING that Conor would take that fight. But he wont because he likes to pretend he is a WW by calling out LWs to fight him there. If he actually spoke up and took the Masvidal fight, my opinion of all that would change.

He will fight Nate next. A guy masvidal destroyed, and he will say its the biggest fight at WW and you will eat it up

Anthony Pettis KO'd the former #1 contender at WW. What's he? 

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

That's because "legit" welterweights walk around at 190....all while there's a weight class with a 185lb weight limit within reach. 

As long as weight cutting exists (and it will always) we need to remove the word "legit" in describing them. 


Funny how when the argument that Conor is the 145lb GOAT they dont mention his brutal weight cuts to gain an advantage. Guess he wasnt a legit FW then according to you.

You'll find no inconsistency there with me, kid. It's all the same. Are you saying Conor was legitimately a 145lber because he was able to achieve that weight for 3.2 seconds on three months notice? 


It was obvious he was cutting extreme weight there. And after the IV ban, he never made that weight again. Current "big" WW fighters make weight without needing an IV. In my opion Conor is a LW fighter. Let him fight Colby, Mas, Usman and you will see the difference.
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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA


Soooo, Conor will fight a top 5 guy from the WW rankings then? I dont care how you try to spin it. If he feels great fighting at WW, let him fight a WW. Not a LW not cutting weight and try to pass it off as Conor the great WW until he fights an actual WW and people cry that Conor is a LW

You mean like Masvidal? Or is he a lightweight, too? 


Masvidal is a legit WW now and has fought actual ranked Contenders and won. I was HOPING that Conor would take that fight. But he wont because he likes to pretend he is a WW by calling out LWs to fight him there. If he actually spoke up and took the Masvidal fight, my opinion of all that would change.

He will fight Nate next. A guy masvidal destroyed, and he will say its the biggest fight at WW and you will eat it up

Anthony Pettis KO'd the former #1 contender at WW. What's he? 


The luckiest sumbitch out there. He was losing that fight and landed a hail mary shot. Got tuned up by Nate his next fight out at "WW"
2/4/20 7:27 PM
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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

That's because "legit" welterweights walk around at 190....all while there's a weight class with a 185lb weight limit within reach. 

As long as weight cutting exists (and it will always) we need to remove the word "legit" in describing them. 


Funny how when the argument that Conor is the 145lb GOAT they dont mention his brutal weight cuts to gain an advantage. Guess he wasnt a legit FW then according to you.

You'll find no inconsistency there with me, kid. It's all the same. Are you saying Conor was legitimately a 145lber because he was able to achieve that weight for 3.2 seconds on three months notice? 


It was obvious he was cutting extreme weight there. And after the IV ban, he never made that weight again. Current "big" WW fighters make weight without needing an IV. In my opion Conor is a LW fighter. Let him fight Colby, Mas, Usman and you will see the difference.

There will be a huge difference with Usman and Colby - both wrestlers and career weight cutters who walk around well above 170. Masvidal is about the same size as Cowboy - almost exactly, actually. 

My only point is there is no legitimacy to these weight classes as long as we have extreme weight cutting. We'll still have wide discrepancies in size within the same weight division and that's silly.
 

And Conor definitely took advantage of extreme weight cutting at 145. 

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA


Literally 0? Source on that other than Dana White or his team?

1. his striking coach has said he has seen him well above 175lbs.
2. Rogan, although anecdotal on his podcast has said HE (Rogan) weighs 190lbs. and when he interviewed McGregor that McGregor is definitely bigger than 170lbs.
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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA


Soooo, Conor will fight a top 5 guy from the WW rankings then? I dont care how you try to spin it. If he feels great fighting at WW, let him fight a WW. Not a LW not cutting weight and try to pass it off as Conor the great WW until he fights an actual WW and people cry that Conor is a LW

And how about WWs fight people their size. The point is that Conor is the only P4P fighter right now in MMA actually fighting at his his true walking around weight with zero weight cut. It doesn't matter if it's against other LWs who cut more weight then Conor does.  The problem is with the system where everyone is cutting shit tons of weight 

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

That's because "legit" welterweights walk around at 190....all while there's a weight class with a 185lb weight limit within reach. 

As long as weight cutting exists (and it will always) we need to remove the word "legit" in describing them. 


Funny how when the argument that Conor is the 145lb GOAT they dont mention his brutal weight cuts to gain an advantage. Guess he wasnt a legit FW then according to you.

"Funny how when the argument that Khabib is the 155lb GOAT they dont mention his brutal weight cuts to gain an advantage."

"Funny how when the argument that Jones is the 205lb GOAT they dont mention his brutal weight cuts to gain an advantage."

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA

Conor cut from north of 180 for the Cerrone fight.

I know this, I'm on the team. 

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA

Conor cut from north of 180 for the Cerrone fight.

I know this, I'm on the team. 

You could also take Conor's word for it. Moron. From his own mouth he said he was 160s. Out of camp Conor was telling me he was at 170. Conor never gets higher then 170. Conor literally stepped on the scale with zero weight cut

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Don J - Happy at WW as long as he can fight LWs. FIrst time he faces a legit WW we will hear how Conor isnt a WW and is taking a big risk moving up

Conor literally has ZERO weight cut at WW. Conor rarely ever gets higher then 170 out of camp. That's just Conor fighting at his actual walking weight. If every LW fought at their actual walking weight they would all be fighting at MW, and WWs at LHW. Its amazing how many people can follow MMA for so long and yet still know nothing about anything. Everyone cuts weight you doofus. Conor is just now cutting zero weight and fighting and destroying guys who walk around much bigger. If coward ass Khabib had the balls to fight at his actual walking around weight, Khabib would be fighting at LHW (or he would fight Usman at LHW. Both both heavy weight cutters). Khabib is known to walk around as heavy as 207lbs to 210lbs. Confirmed by Josh Thompson. Conor is the only real P4P fighter in MMA

Conor cut from north of 180 for the Cerrone fight.

I know this, I'm on the team. 

You could also take Conor's word for it. Moron. From his own mouth he said he was 160s. Out of camp Conor was telling me he was at 170. Conor never gets higher then 170. Conor literally stepped on the scale with zero weight cut

Was telling you huh??

During one of the team meetings, a training session you're involved in or in the fan club forum you hold a membership to?

 

2/5/20 7:38 AM
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Conor 180? I don't think so. I'm conors height, and it isnt hard to guess weights of someone youre height when you you look at frame and muscle content. I've never seen a promotional video or training video or anytanything where conor was 180, especially not close to a fight. Agreed with the posts that say conor will be in trouble with 'true WW' (whoch they mean weight cutters). Conor should play the game and be fighting at 155, tops.