Conor McGregor's coach says THREE STONE weight cut won't be 'all that difficult' and teases Nate Diaz trilogy in return | The Sun

Conor McGregor's coach says THREE STONE weight cut won't be 'all that difficult' and teases Nate Diaz trilogy in return | The Sun

CONOR MCGREGOR'S coach said the UFC legend's THREE STONE weight cut will not be 'all that difficult' and teased a Nate Diaz trilogy.

McGregor revealed he weighed as heavy as 190lb (13st 5lb) earlier this year having been hitting the weights in his comeback training.

So if the Irishman returns in the UFC's 155lb lightweight division, he will need to lose just over THREE STONE.

But his head trainer John Kavanagh thinks his man can pull it off, having seen McGregor transform his body several times before.

Kavanagh told Fox Sports: "I don't think it will be all that difficult to be honest. He has made some pretty dramatic weight cuts in the past.

"155lbs seems to suit his frame, at the moment yeah light-heavyweight he is more suited towards but by the summertime when he is ready to return, the weight will be back down again.

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"The physical stage of recovery is pretty much complete now, you have seen your posts himself.

"He has been enjoying himself over Christmas but he is ready to get back to that serious side of training and get ready for another contest."

McGregor, 34, last fought in July 2021 where he suffered a horror broken tibia, losing his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier by doctor stoppage.

The former two-weight UFC champion has been nursing the injury ever since and continues to increase the intensity of his training.

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Who McGregor faces upon his return remains unclear, but coach Kavanagh tipped Diaz as a possible option.

He said: "I'm just excited to see him back in there. It is always a big occasion, there isn't much like a McGregor fight week.

"It doesn't really matter you say any name and it's exciting, but probably the Diaz trilogy would be a fan favourite."

McGregor is currently on his holidays in Majorca after a grueling training camp.

It comes after McGregor and wife Dee Devlin were seen giving each other "walking talking" massages during their lavish trip.

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