• Conor McGregor hasn’t fought since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • McGregor is looking forward to fighting more this upcoming year
  • McGregor’s manager said that the old Conor McGregor will show up on UFC 246

After UFC President Dana White’s comments regarding the weight of his upcoming match against Donald Cerrone, Conor McGregor is making sure to make a statement that he’s up for the challenge.

Weeks before UFC 246, “The Notorious” went to social media to show the changes in his physique coming to their January 18th slugfest. On his Instagram post, he captioned his selfie with “Who the fook is that guy?”, mimicking his distinct accent that was widely recognized in the world during the promotion of his fight against Floyd Mayweather years back.

A natural lightweight, McGregor is taking his training seriously for his welterweight showdown with the 36-year old Cerrone. This coming fight that will be happening in Las Vegas, NV will be the Irishman’s first fight since his loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight title.

On his Twitter post, he posted something, which is believed to be aimed at his potential opponents.

In an interview in China, MMA Mania shared the interview of McGregor’s manager Audie Attar, saying that the old Conor is that the fans will see in the octagon. Asked by SCMP’s Nick Atkin about the chances of Conor becoming a champion again, he responded with a curt reply. “I do,” said Attar. “I’ve seen a level of fire that’s been reignited within him,” he added.

Attar also shared his excitement in seeing McGregor regaining his focus despite all the distractions that the 31-year old former UFC champ had before the fight. “I think, distractions and things that allow you to lose sight of what was really important to you, and the one thing that’s exciting for me is to see he’s refocused, and we all need that in life.”

McGregor is currently holding a 21-4-0 win-loss-draw record in the UFC, with his last win was coming off a TKO victory against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 as a lightweight. The victory made him the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously before vacating his featherweight title due to inactivity.

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