ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Conor McGregor himself demanded that his rematch with Nate Diaz be contested at 170 lbs., despite the fact that neither of them are natural welterweights.

While McGregor is clearly working hard to put on some weight, he recently admitted that he'll probably be coming into the fight again without much of a cut.

"I'm underweight," McGregor said at a recent media event, when asked about his current weight.

"I'm on weight," he added. "I wake up on weight."

Conor McGregor weighed in at 168 for his first fight with Nate Diaz, while Diaz also came in under at 169.

According to rumors though, which McGregor reiterated during the media event, Nate Diaz has bulked up to a massive 200 lbs. ahead of the fight. That's completely unconfirmed, but if true, could mean that McGregor will be entering the rematch with an even larger strength disadvantage than the first time.

McGregor doesn't see a problem with this though.

"I am full of energy. I am fresh," he said. "I'm happy."

However, in response to Dana White's confirmation that McGregor would return to featherweight following this bout, win or lose, the Irish champion replied much less definitively.

McGregor and Diaz will headline UFC 202 on August 20.


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