Many feel that Conor McGregor will be overmatched in the lightweight division and maybe the wiry McGregor would’ve been but the McGregor in the sparring video below looks to be right at home.
We’ve seen Frankie Edgar & BJ Penn be champions in those middle UFC divisions, so it’s definitely possible. If there’s anyone with the talent and focus to do that in the UFC now it’d be McGregor.
The weight gain seems to have filled him out and added to his power. His legs are no longer pencil thin, in fact he’s sporting a pair of tree trunk thighs in these videos. The added leg muscle should help with his takedown defense against Rafael Dos Anjos.
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