CONOR McGREGOR returning to featherweight is ‘achievable’ – but his nutritionist ‘wouldn’t like to see it’.
McGregor first burst on to the UFC scene at 145lb in 2013 and by the end of 2015 he was the undisputed champion.
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But after moving up to welterweight for a pair of thrillers against Nate Diaz, and winning the lightweight belt, the Irishman has never looked back.
And having dramatically transformed his body since campaigning at featherweight, shrinking back down to 10st 3lb seems impossible.
But McGregor’s nutritionist Tristin Kennedy insisted the former two-division would be capable of doing so.
However, he prefers to see his man settled in at the 155lb lightweight division, where he faces Dustin Poirier on his UFC return.
Kennedy told ESPN: “He’s a big guy these days. I wouldn’t like to see it from a personal point of view.
“Everything is achievable. Look at Jose Aldo at bantamweight. But at what cost?
“Going down so low nowadays — when you see a man who fights at 170 no problem and competes very, very well at 170 and has no issues, why would he go down to 145?
“Especially when he conquered all that.”
McGregor, 32, became the first fighter to hold two UFC belts at the same time after he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in 2016.
But he failed to defend either the featherweight or lightweight title, and was beaten by arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov for his old 155lb strap in 2018.
McGregor fought just once in 2020, again moving up to welterweight where he knocked out Donald Cerrone, 37, in just 40 seconds.
But he will drop back down to lightweight for his comeback, rematching Poirier, 31, who he beat at featherweight in 2014.
With McGregor always looking to make history, he has made it known the welterweight crown is also in his sights.
No one has ever won belts in THREE weight classes – and with a hat-tricks of fights at 170lb – The Notorious is confident he could reign in another division.
Kennedy said: “Conor loves challenges. The 155 division, he’ll capitalise on that next, no problem.
He’s already capitalised, and then probably the 170 division or whatever.
“That’s the great thing about Conor – he can go in between weight classes.
“Once you’re consistent with the diet and the training, you can point it wherever you need to go.
“Right now, it’s 155. Who knows what it’ll be in the future?”