Conor McGregor's highly anticipated UFC comeback is looming, but he has yet to begin cutting weight.
The former two-division champion has bulked up during his time away from the Octagon due to a devastating leg injury sustained at UFC 264 in July 2021.
Despite rumors that he will fight at 155lbs, McGregor appears to be bigger than ever in recent photos wearing UFC gear. Currently in Las Vegas for The Ultimate Fighter, which he is filming with Michael Chandler, his scheduled opponent later this year, McGregor's weight class is still uncertain.
Chandler has stated that he would fight McGregor in any weight class, but speculation is that the fight may take place at middleweight rather than lightweight as previously suggested by UFC president Dana White. Despite never having fought in that division, Chandler is ready to take on McGregor at any weight.
“Conor’s expressed that it’s going to be 170lbs. I would love it at 170 lbs. I’ll fight him at 185 lbs. I’ll fight him in whatever weight class.I could care less. I just want to fight the man."
McGregor has never competed in the middleweight division and has only fought three times in the welterweight division. His first bout in this division resulted in a surprise upset loss to Nate Diaz, but he later avenged that defeat.
McGregor's most recent fight in the welterweight division was in January 2020, where he made quick work of Cowboy Cerrone. Despite the weight class, they will ultimately fight in being uncertain, McGregor and Chandler have already begun their feud on The Ultimate Fighter.
Dana White has even acknowledged that "a lot of s*** went down" between them, with the pair now reportedly disliking each other intensely.