Conor McGregor reportedly to cut 27 pounds this week for UFC 189
Chael Sonnen and Conor McGregor are two of the most polarizing figures in mixed martial arts, mostly because they both have the ability to use trash talk to back up their talents, so it is no surprise that the two men have become friendly as of late.
What it is surprising however is that while in the biggest fight of his professional mixed martial arts career, packed with the busiest schedule jam packed with the UFCFightKit Reebok apparel line launch, International Fight Week, appearances on talk shows and more, McGregor still has near 30 pounds of weight to cut before headlining UFC 189 against Chad Mendes. Well….. that is according to the American Gangster, Sonnen:
“He’s a very big guy. I was impressed with how big he is,” Sonnen told Jim Rome as he spoke about his time with McGregor at ESPN. “I was like ‘Conor, what do you weigh?’ he said ‘I’m around 172 lbs’. He’s got to be 145 lbs in eight days.”
“He’s going to be a little bit bigger than Chad. I don’t know if that helps or not. It might slow him down. He’s a big guy,” he continued. “I’ve (cut that much weight) before, but I’m considerably bigger. Percentage-wise, I wouldn’t have to lose quite as much.”
“I don’t know how he’s going to do it. He’s very lean. He has a very busy schedule. He’s training at Las Vegas. He was just in LA with Conan O’Brien last night. He’s in New York for Reebok a day before that. He was in Connecticut the day before that,” he said. “One, how does he do the weight? And two, how does he find the time? I don’t know.”