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Joe Rogan Comments On Conor McGregor’s Physique, Jokes USADA Will Visit Him Soon

Longtime UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan has provided his thoughts on the notable difference in former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor’s physique since his July leg fracture, as well as joking that anti-doping agency, USADA will be visiting the Dubliner to investigate his sudden mass gain.

McGregor, who headlined UFC 264 back in July, suffered a first round doctor’s stoppage defeat to former interim gold holder, Dustin Poirier, after he fractured his left tibia at the end of the opening round.

In the time since, McGregor has undergone a surgical procedure to address his leg injury, and is currently recovering from the procedure as he plans to return to sparring in April of next year, before planning an Octagon comeback in the early stages of next summer.

The 33-year-old has notably, however, has witnessed a serious mass gain as he recovers from injury – switching his focus to strength and conditioning as he prepares for his UFC return.

McGregor’s head coach, SBG Ireland leader, John Kavanagh recently joked that his student will return to a weight class much higher than the lightweight limit. And now Rogan has joked the aforenoted, USADA will soon be paying the Crumlin native a visit to administer an anti-doping test. McGregor also recently shared that he currently weighs in the region of 190lbs.

That’s him (Conor McGregor) now, he’s super jacked,Rogan said whilst looking at a picture of McGregor on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, with comedians, Tony Hinchcliffe, and Ari Shaffir. “USADA’s gonna take a visit to him real soon.

It’s a weird picture, honestly. I mean, he’s definitely jacked, but it looks to me like he’s in the middle of lifting. If you see a guy’s body in the middle of lifting, it’s a little deceptive. He’s still jacked. He still looks great. But when you lift weights, as you do it, like those bodybuilders go on stage before those big Mr. Olympia things, they all get pumped… He looks good though.

Whilst a slew of potential opponents have been suggested to welcome McGregor back to the Octagon, the former undisputed featherweight and lightweight champion continues to find himself linked with an immediate title challenge return against Charles Oliveira.

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An MMA fan since 2011 and covering the sport since 2016, Ross Markey has built himself into a top journalist in combat sports.

First catching on to MMA and the UFC in particular back when Brock Lesnar fought Shane Carwin, and even more so when he fought Alistair Overeem back in 2011, Ross really became enchanted with the sport from late-2013-2014 onwards.

He initially began covering MMA in tandem with football back in June 2016 just as he was finishing school. The first real event he covered on his own personal blog was UFC 200 in July of that year during international fight week. His content consisted of previews and event and results recaps. In between jobs, Ross produced content on the side before transitioning to a full-time position back in early 2019.

He initially started creating content on his own blog back in June of 2016, before becoming a staff writer, lead writer, and editor for websites such as MMA Motion, Combat Insiders, Fight Bananas, FightPost, Severe MMA, MMA Power Hour, FightBook MMA, LowKick MMA, and of course, Current MMA.

Back in 2019, Ross received the award Top Journalist of 2019 for FightBook MMA, before he was then promoted to the website's lead writer. Following a six-month period at MMA Power Hour, he was also employed as a junior editor for the company. Throughout his time in the industry, he has interviewed the likes of Colby Covington, Rhys McKee, Pedro Carvalho, Felicia Spencer, Eryk Anders, Jussier Formiga, Danni Neilan, Frans Mlambo, Alex Lohore, Blaine O'Driscoll, Modestas Bukauskas, Ross Houston, Jon Fitch, and Richie Smullen.

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2 Comments

  1. Scott Robinson says:

    When you’re as physically active as a champion of a sport any weight you put on will turn to the form of muscle. I’m sure he ate plentifully to promote the chance of a full recovery. I’m pretty sure he made sure his athletic recovery products were top notch and therefor of USADA standard. He is a hero to so many people and doesn’t want to lose that status.

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