It’s no secret that Conor McGregor’s cut down to featherweight is taxing. The interim featherweight champion shows up to weigh-ins looking like a shell of his normal self, and with the UFC’s recent IV ban, McGregor’s chances of going up to lightweight have increased significantly.
Earlier this week McGregor’s teammate Gunnar Nelson gave his thoughts on weight cutting and what can be done to prevent fighters from cutting so much weight and potentially harming themselves while shedding tremendous amounts of weight.
Nelson also spoke to Submission Radio to discuss McGregor’s chances of going up to lightweight:
“Yea, he does a big cut. He doesn’t like it and I don’t think he’s going to do it much longer. I think he’s going to move up. I think he wants to move up. I don’t blame it. I wouldn’t be able to this cut too many times. It definitely takes it out of you. There’s no doubt.
“He has a lot of energy and he’ll toughen through it and fight really well even though he does that cut. I just think, looking ahead, this isn’t good for your health. I don’t think he should do it many more times and I’ve told him that. That’s my opinion.”
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