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Conor McGregor Shows Off New Bulked Up Physique, With A Message For Rivals

Conor McGregor Shows Off New Bulked Up Physique, With A Message For Rivals

Conor McGregor is looking seriously jacked going into his UFC comeback fight against Donald Cerrone.

After a lengthy hiatus following his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, the Irishman makes his long-awaited return to UFC on January 18 at UFC 246 in what promises to be a big 2020.

The former two-weight champion is returning to welterweight, where he's had mixed results in the past, and looks to have bulked up massively ahead of the 170lbs bout with 'Cowboy'.

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McGregor uploaded a topless selfie on Instagram, captioned with his "Who the fook is that guy" catchphrase.

It follows on from a series of other pictures showing him looking muscly for the step up.

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The Notorious fighter also aimed a dig at his UFC rivals by taking to Twitter to simply write, "Weight cuttin p***ies".

He's clearly been hitting weights but the diet plan is also integral to the condition McGregor is in.

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"I don't eat takeaways. I don't eat none of that shit," McGregor said, speaking to Men's Health.

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"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.

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McGregor is targeting bouts with Khabib and Jorge Masvidal but UFC president Dana White says McGregor must beat Cerrone if he is to get his career back on track.

"He has been training hard, he has been getting ready for this moment," he explained on the Stephen A. Smith show.

"The problem is, Stephen A. you've seen this, not just in fighting but in other sports, when a guy has 100 and something million dollars, he's young, he's famous and now he is unbelievably rich, it is hard to keep the train on the tracks for some guys. That has definitely been Conor McGregor.

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"I think he is at a point now where he realizes he needs to get his act together. This win over 'Cowboy' Cerrone if he can pull it off is crucial in his career right now and his future. So, he is taking it very serious, he wants to stay active. That is why this fight is at 170 and hopefully we will get three good fights from him this year."

Topics: Donald Cerrone, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, UFC 246, UFC

Josh Lawless

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