UFC commentator Joe Rogan reckons Conor McGregor weighs upwards of “200lbs” following his dramatic body transformation.
MMA superstar McGregor has hit the gym hard during his 17-month injury-enforced hiatus from the octagon and put on several pounds of muscle.
INSTAGRAM@THENOTORIOUSMMAConor McGregor has hit the gym hard during his 17-month hiatus[/caption]
INSTAGRAM@THENOTORIOUSMMAThe Notorious has put on several pounds of muscle[/caption]
GETTYUFC commentator Joe Rogan reckons he weighs upwards of 200lbs[/caption]
The Irishman’s newfound physique has stunned several fight fans, including Rogan.
During a recent episode of his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, he said: “Look how jacked he is!”
He added: “Look at the size of him. Bro, look at the size of that guy. He’s 200 plus pounds.”
Rogan partly attributes McGregor’s growth over the last year-and-a-half to him being restricted to training his upper body following his horrific broken leg.
He said: “He’s recovering from a terrible injury, though.
“That’s why it’s taken so long and that’s why he’s [working his upper body] yes.
“[And] getting thick. He broke the tibia and the fibula – both of them snapped.
“That’s a horrific injury to recover from.”
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After being shown a recent training image of The Notorious, Rogan said: “Look at the legs on that motherf****r – Jesus.
“So that left leg, that’s the one that broke, is jacked a f****d now.”
Rogan has found himself on the receiving end of a number of a tongue-lashing from McGregor of late – which began after the veteran commentator suggested he’d fail a USADA drug test.
McGregor, 34, hasn’t set foot in the octagon since his ill-fated trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.
The Irishman is targeting a return to the cage early next year, although he’ll only be able to do so if he’s given an exemption for the minimum six-month USADA testing pool requirement.
GETTYConor McGregor is hoping to return to the octagon early next[/caption]
In October, the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion said: “I’m going to be back soon, hopefully.
“Early 2023 I’m aiming for. Sometime in that first quarter.
“That will give me a good couple of months [to prepare].
“Once I wrap this [filming Road House] up in a couple of days, get the camp going [for] a good couple of months. And get going.”