Chael Sonnen reveals that Conor McGregor has to cut a crazy amount of weight in just eight days
The thoughts of a return to lightweight must be getting more and more serious for Conor McGregor.
The Notorious is one of the bigger guys in the 145 lb division, standing at 5 ft 9 in tall, so he was always going to endure tougher weight cuts than most but we never realised just how much he had to lose.
Former UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen revealed that McGregor told him that he was walking around over 170lbs during an interview.
Speaking on the Jim Rome show, Sonnen said: "He’s a very big guy. I was impressed with how big he is.
"I was like ‘Conor, what do you weigh?’, he said ‘I’m around 172 pounds’. He’s got to be 145 pounds in eight days!”
"I don’t know how he’s going to do it," Sonnen added.
"He’s very lean. He has a very busy schedule. He’s training at Las Vegas. He was just in LA with Conan O’Brien last night. He’s in New York for Reebok a day before that. He was in Connecticut the day before that."
McGregor's opponent Chad Mendes will presumably face a difficult cut too due to the fact that he was such a late replacement for the injured Jose Aldo.
Who can rehydrate better come Saturday night? We can't wait to find out.