Conor McGregor Reveals His Diet Plan Ahead Of UFC Return
Conor McGregor is bulking up ahead of his UFC return next month and details of the Irishman's diet have emerged online to give insight into what food he will be consuming.
After a lengthy hiatus away from the Octagon, McGregor will take Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in his third fight at welterweight at UFC 246 on January 18 in Las Vegas.
McGregor has fought at three different weights in UFC and while his diet will largely remain the same, the 31-year old is prone to a bit of coffee and cake if he needs to gain weight.
"I don't eat takeaways. I don't eat none of that shit," McGregor said, speaking to Men's Health.
"I'll eat good-quality meats, good-quality greens, good-quality carbohydrates like sweet potato and butternut squash, and that is it."
"I have a sweet tooth - that would be where I'd put on some weight out of fighting, if somebody brings in a pack of cakes and coffee."
McGregor always has an Americano, while he also has keeps himself hydrated and speeds up recovery with water and protein shakes.
"I eat good meat - chicken, salmon, some steak - and a lot of quality greens and some fruits like bananas, " he told Ask Men, via the Daily Mail.
"I eat eggs - an omelet with my Americano for a late breakfast or brunch.
"Getting enough protein is important when I train, to help build muscle and recover, so I'll supplement with protein shakes.
"I drink mostly water or coconut water. It's important to stay hydrated - first thing I do in the morning is stretch and drink water. "
According to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, McGregor is targeting a further two fights in 2020, including a summer bout with either Jorge Masvidal or Nate Diaz and a rematch with Khabib, who dominated him at UFC 239 in October.