Conor McGregor has said he is motivated once again and a UFC doctor has said that is true.
McGregor, who returns to the Octagon in the main event of UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone, is reportedly in the best shape the doctor has ever seen him according to UFC president, Dana White.
“[His] head seems to be in the right place. Ring rust is real – I believe in it. We’ll see how that goes. And I think that the level of disrespect shown to ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone by the media, a lot of the fans, and definitely the sports books in Las Vegas, is insanity.”
Yet, with Conor McGregor being in the best shape of his life, many are wondering why the Irishman wanted it at welterweight. He recently came out and said he is around 168. But, he said, he doesn’t think Cerrone looks good at lightweight.
“This fight is interesting in a lot of different levels,” White said. “Obviously, Conor’s been out for a while. Conor has fought two times at 170. He’s got a win and a loss at 170. I believe in ring rust. ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone has gone on these two-fight skids before and come back. ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is almost one of those guys that needs something big to fight for. It’s more than just the money, all the things that go along with it. This is the type of fight that ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is an absolute spoiler in. This is his deal. These are the type of fights he likes to be in.
“[Cerrone has] fought at 170 many times, [and] is comfortable at 170. Conor McGregor will probably weigh in at 169 or 168 or somewhere around there. It’s even hard for Conor to hit 170. So [it’s a] very interesting fight [with] two of the baddest in the business to ever do it, and this is a fun one.”
Whether or not being in this good of a shape will result in a win is to be seen.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime