CONOR MCGREGOR has teased a move up to middleweight following his dramatic body transformation.
The UFC’s poster boy has put on several pounds of lean muscle mass during his 17-month hiatus from the octagon.
And he admits he’d love to test his larger-than-ever frame in the stacked 185lb division before he calls it a day.
Ireland’s first and only UFC champion said: “I’m gonna give middleweight a go at some point 100%.”
Despite competing for most of his career at 145lbs, McGregor believes he’d size up well at middleweight.
Alongside an old video of himself sparring, he wrote: “I’d be a big fridge at middleweight.
“But hot like oven same time, ye know yourself, catch it on PPV. Don’t know tho. It’d be hard work.
“Those rounds against those middle/LHW they were alternating fresh each round.
“I’ve put in psycho work doing this job over the years.”
But the former simultaneous two-weight champion plans to return to the cage early next year.
During an impromptu Instagram Q&A in late October, he said: “I’m going to be back soon, hopefully.
“Early 2023 I’m aiming for. Sometime in that first quarter.
“That will give me a good couple of months [to prepare].
“Once I wrap this up in a couple of days, get the camp going [for] a good couple of months. And get going.”
McGregor, however, will have to be enrolled in USADA’s drug testing period for at least six months before he can compete again.
The UFC could, however, grant him an exemption to make a swift return provided he returns two negative tests.
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