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Conor McGregor's beefing up ahead of lightweight title showdown

SportBy Colm Hayes
Conor McGregor's beefing up ahead of lightweight title showdown

Conor McGregor is beefing up ahead of his lightweight title fight against Rafael Dos Anjos on 5 March.

Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor has been showing off a new physique, along with a new haircut, on social media as he prepares to become the first UFC fighter to hold two belts in two different weight classes at once.

The Notorious posted this video to his Instagram account, showing he means business for his first fight in the lightweight division.

 

Two at a time.

A video posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

 

The Dubliner, currently training for the bout in Los Angeles, will make the trip to Las Vegas tomorrow for the first UFC 197 press conference where a war of words could commence with his Dos Anjos.

The Brazilian has already had some choice words for the Irishman, stating that: "UFC lightweight division isn't the belt he got in Ireland when he fought a guy with a record of 2-7. It's a different world. He holds belts off his amateur show in Ireland. It's a different story to hold two UFC belts.

"Lightweight division is a different story. We'll see. Everybody talks. Anthony Pettis talked before the fight. Donald Cerrone talked before the fight. See what happened? I'll let him talk and we'll see what happens. I hope he's training hard. I think he's going to be scared once I hit him."

McGregor, along with training partner Peter Queally, took a drive through the mean streets of LA on their off-time with Queally looking a bit the worse for wear.

However, all eyes will now be on Vegas and the MGM Grand, where the fighter will attempt to make history on 5 March.

McGregor is the same height as Dos Anjos (175cm), both have the same leg reach, while McGregor has a four-inch reach advantage over the Brazilian.

The Irishman has a record of (19-2-0) with 17 wins coming via TKO.

Dos Anjos has a record of (24-7-0) with just five wins coming via TKO.