Conor McGregor Claims He Tips the Scales at UFC Heavyweight Limit; ‘About 265 Pounds in the Bank”

Conor McGregor told a fan on Instagram live that he weighs 265 pounds, the current weight limit for UFC heavyweight competitors

Conor Mcgregor
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Irish superstar Conor McGregor claims he has bulked up to the UFC’s heavyweight limit of 265 pounds during a recent Instagram live broadcast. 

It has been more than a year since McGregor was seen inside the Octagon, suffering a broken leg on his way to a second-straight loss against rival Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. In the meantime, ‘The Notorious’ has been more than active on social media, calling out fighters at every turn and showing off his new physique. Noticeably bulking up over the last year, Conor McGregor’s new physique had led many to speculate how the former two-division titleholder went through such a transformation since returning to training. 

During a recent Instagram live, one fan asked how much he currently weighs. McGregor responded by claiming he is tipping the scales at 265 pounds, albeit with a hint of sarcasm. 

“I don’t know mate but I am big. I’d say about 265 pounds in the bank.”  McGregor then quote tweeted the video on Twitter with the caption: “Super heavy in the bank,” clearly having a little fun. 

Conor McGregor Appears to be Done in the Lightweight Division

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanaugh has claimed that the sudden increase in muscle mass is due to a focus on weight training while unable to engage in traditional mixed martial arts training due to the leg injury he suffered in July 2021. While some fighters like Justin Gaethje suspect there are other reasons for the sudden change in body mass, it is safe to say that Conor McGregor’s time as a lightweight is likely over. 

Asked by a fan on Twitter if a run at welterweight was next, McGregor responded with, “Definitely.” He followed up the confirmation with what excites him the most about competing in the 170-pound weight class.

“I’m excited to put on clinics. They’ve seen half a page of my dossier.”

Conor McGregor has competed in the welterweight division once before, taking on UFC legend Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246 in January 2020. McGregor scored a first-round knockout, finishing ‘Cowboy’ in just 40 seconds. It was the Irishman’s last victory inside the Octagon and his only combat sports victory since 2016. 

 

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