Conor McGregor Showed How Brutal Weight Cutting Could Be After Dropping To 145lbs
UFC superstar Conor McGregor "sounded terrible at featherweight" when he dropped to 145lbs for his clash with Dennis Siver in 2015.
The 31-year-old Irishman secured a second-round TKO victory on the night in Boston, Massachusetts, and notched up his 17th professional win.
But footage from his post-fight interview has started to make the rounds on social media ahead of his showdown with Donald Cerrone.
When MMA reporter Ariel Helwani asked him if dropping to 145 was a message to Jose Aldo, he responded: "100 per cent.
"145, I wanted to make that championship weight. To let people know they're looking at the new champion.
"Tomorrow night they'll see the new champion in action. That was 145 championship weight."
Conor McGregor is solid at 170lbs. I personally think 155lbs is the best weight class for him but yeah he looked and sounded terrible at featherweight. pic.twitter.com/Ne2rqdv4ZX- Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 18, 2020
Still incredible that once upon a time Conor McGregor made 145lbs. The picture on the left is of him hitting the scales for the Jose Aldo fight. The one on the right is from today's #UFC246 official weigh-in where he hit 170lbs. pic.twitter.com/pwu4O3LQOU- Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 17, 2020
Chamatkar Sandhu, who works for the Professional Fighters League, tweeted out the clip after McGregor made 170lbs for his fight with Cerrone.
He wrote: "Conor McGregor is solid at 170lbs. I personally think 155lbs is the best weight class for him but yeah he looked and sounded terrible at featherweight."
McGregor was bang on the welterweight limit during Friday's UFC 246 weigh-in, which was much more than the 'Notorious' had initially expected.
"I'm underweight right now. I'm underweight. I'd say 160lbs and a bit," he told Ariel Helwani's MMA Show earlier this week.
"I know I could have [made Cerrone cut down to lightweight]. But I just don't think he looks well at 155lbs. He does not look well at 155lbs. He's a 170lb fighter.
"Why would I want someone to suffer?
"I don't care. No. I beat him any bleedin' way. I beat him at any weight.
"I beat him if I have the flu. So I don't need that.
"I just want to focus on my training and keep me sharp. You know, I don't have to cut and then build and then cut. I'm happy where I'm at."
Featured Image Credit: Chamatkar Sandhu