Conor McGregor’s recent social media post, flaunting his shredded physique, has caused speculations among mixed martial arts fans that he may be preparing for a fight against Jorge Masvidal.
‘The Notorious’ from Ireland has been out of action for more than a year now since his fourth round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
According to his recent claims, he will make his impending return on January 2020. Donald Cerrone is named as his potential opponent, with reports saying that negotiations are going smoothly.
While McGregor is on fighting hiatus, he does not waste the time calling out fighters on social media. One of his target opponents for his MMA comeback is the streaking welterweight fighter, Jorge Masvidal.
The native of Miami, Florida has established his name in the sport this year, following his knockout wins against Darren Till and Ben Askten and for capturing the ‘BMF’ title in his most recent outing against Nate Diaz.
Masvidal has joined the McGregor sweepstakes, campaigning for a potential money fight, but UFC president Dana White said he was too big for the Irishman.
Now, it looks like the former two division champ is making serious efforts to reach 170 pounds.
Check out McGregor’s photo alongside wrestling coach Sergey Pikulskiy, where fans noticed a massive improvement on his physique. (This is shared both on Instagram and Twitter).
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Solid work at @sbgnaas tonight with our head of wrestling @sergey_pikulskiy. This man has changed Irish wrestling forever already, yet in reality he is just at the beginning of where he is going with this. These kids coming up through him, with big aspirations to compete in pure wrestling, are astounding! Leading the charge is his own young son @albertpikulskiy. Ireland has not had this before and to see it form and take shape in the flesh is quite something. What a unit! #TeamSBG #TeamMcGregorFAST
The UFC’s biggest draw has requested for ‘three-piece and a soda’ shortly after Masvidal’s doctor stoppage win at UFC 244.
The UFC president said they are preparing something big for Masvidal on his next outing, which could be a potential shot at the welterweight title.
But if it’s about McGregor, anything can happen.
This is why MMA fans think he might be sharing the cage with “Gamebred’ early next year.
Check out some of the craziest reactions from the Twitter-verse:
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 12, 2019
You vs @GamebredFighter! Biggest fight of all time!
— Ryan Leedham (@rtleedham) November 12, 2019
He already looks more shredded than he was for the Khabib fight.
— TheeOneWhoKnocks (@Pyschonoob) November 12, 2019
Don’t tell me you ain’t at least 170 in this picture. Go in there comfortable.
— kenny (@KennyKaraffa) November 13, 2019
Hello Welterweight…can’t see him ever making Featherweight again.
— Frank Zapata (@fjzapata89) November 13, 2019
Damn conor, what’re you weighing in at these days, looking huge
— Darren Coleman (@twistedmonk7) November 13, 2019
Yo @GamebredFighter you might want to get your facts straightened up on the whole “I’m to much man for this guy” comment lol
— William Sallis (@WillSallis) November 12, 2019
Definitely 170 or BMF looking big AFook
— Bottz (@bottompaul66) November 12, 2019
— Steve (@SteveKMMA) November 13, 2019
Looking beastly! Can’t wait for the comeback
— Connor McFall (@ConnorMcFall96) November 12, 2019
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Jorge Masvidal and Conor McGregor)