Photos show how Conor McGregor’s body has drastically changed as he’s accelerated through the UFC

  • Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone hit the scales on Friday ahead of their UFC 246 fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
  • Both men weighed in at 170 pounds, which is bang on the welterweight limit.
  • McGregor appeared strong on the scales, a far cry from how gaunt he looked when he last weighed in as a featherweight in a 2015 match against Jose Aldo.
  • The difference in size in the photographs below lays bare how drastic McGregor’s bodily change has been through the years.
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LAS VEGAS – Two photographs highlight how Conor McGregor’s body has drastically changed through the years as a UFC athlete.

The Irish striker, who fights Donald Cerrone on Saturday in a nontitle welterweight bout at UFC 246 in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, weighed in at the welterweight limit of 170 pounds at the Park MGM on Friday – the same weight as Cerrone, who hit the scales earlier.

McGregor looked strong on the scales, a stark contrast to how gaunt he appeared when he made weight as a featherweight in 2015.

This is what McGregor looked like on Friday:

Conor McGregor

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Photo by YouTube / The MacLife

And here he is in 2015, weighing in as a featherweight for the last time in his career:

Conor McGregor featherweight

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Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Once McGregor defeated Jose Aldo to win the UFC featherweight championship, he jumped two divisions to fight a two-bout rivalry with Nate Diaz at welterweight, losing one and winning the other.

After that, he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in a lightweight championship fight, left UFC for two years, and returned to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, losing a lightweight title match.

He is now back at welterweight, has previously said he wants to fight thrice in 2020, and could drop back down to lightweight in the near future.

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