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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