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Conor McGregor has caused a stir online after he revealed his new physique ahead of his UFC return.
McGregor, 31, hasn't fought since his devastating submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, but he's set to return to the famed Octagon on January 18 when he faces Donald Cerrone.
He returns to action against 'Cowboy' in a welterweight bout and ahead of his UFC comeback, the Irishman has taken to social media to upload photos of his new body and fans are fearing the worst.
McGregor shared three pictures of himself on social media and he looks considerably muscly thanks to his own strength and conditioning plan.
However, fans aren't convinced the extra muscle mass will help him out.
"He will gas out real quick with those muscles," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "More muscles isn't going to help his gas tank."
A third added: "Yep! That should take care of the cardio problem."
Another wrote: "That should accommodate his poor gas tank very well."
McGregor has enjoyed mixed results at 170lbs. He lost to Nate Diaz in his first welterweight outing but gained revenge in the rematch.
Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White says McGregor must beat Cerrone in order to revive his career.
"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.
"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."
McGregor vs. Cerrone headlines UFC 246 in Las Vegas.
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