Conor McGregor Vs Jorge Masvidal: Fans Speculate The 'Notorious' Is Preparing To Fight At 170lbs
UFC fans are convinced that Conor McGregor is preparing for a showdown with Jorge Masvidal at 170lbs after his latest social media post.
The Irish MMA superstar, 31, announced last month in Moscow that he would end his hiatus from UFC as he eyes up a comeback in 2020.
And McGregor has been getting back into shape and shared an image of his chiseled physique with his 32.4m followers on Instagram.
The 'Notorious' had been training at SBG Naas in his native homeland alongside wrestling coach Sergey Pikulskiy, who has "changed Irish wrestling forever already."
View this post on InstagramSolid work at @sbgnaas tonight with our head of wrestling @sergey_pikulskiy. This man has changed Irish wrestling forever already, yet in reality he is just at the beginning of where he is going with this. These kids coming up through him, with big aspirations to compete in pure wrestling, are astounding! Leading the charge is his own young son @albertpikulskiy. Ireland has not had this before and to see it form and take shape in the flesh is quite something. What a unit! #TeamSBG #TeamMcGregorFAST
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- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 12, 2019
McGregor, who also posted the image on Instagram, has sent fight fans into overdrive on social media over the idea that he is preparing to fight BMF champ Masvidal at 170lbs.
- DD III (@DANthaMAN88) November 12, 2019
Masvidal ain't ready :eyes:♂️
- TRDheadhunter (@TDheadhunter) November 12, 2019
Lookin BMF weight champ !
- BJJ Youngboy (@JonnGrey) November 12, 2019
Conor looking pretty big for 155. Masvidal vs McGregor? https://t.co/74CuqiLFhU
- Zach Brown (@zb_1k) November 12, 2019
Looking like he wants to give Masvidal that money fight #SuperNecessary pic.twitter.com/W3GkaaUs43
- Steve (@SteveKMMA) November 13, 2019
The Irishman said that he wants to make his UFC return in January at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And McGregor, who was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, has intensified his rivalry with Masvidal in recent weeks.
Masvidal, 35, called McGregor out after UFC 244 and vowed to take down that "f*****g midget" in a fight.
McGregor fired back at 'Gamebred' on social media, while Masvidal called for the Irishman to "sign the contract" for their fight.
Masvidal, who defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 244 earlier this month, recently launched a scathing attack on his rival by saying that McGregor is scared to fight him
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