McGregor’s nutritionist says only minor changes made in the short lead-up to UFC 196.
Once [Conor] found out he was at 170, there was not really a need for the cut any more. It was not like he was having to pack on a bunch of extra weight or anything like that. The eating was still the same. You want to eat clean and keep the same principles that we have with everybody. Types of food, times of food, hormonal response to the food and then the portion sizes…The shots that Nate took? I was blown away. I’m talking in general, when somebody has got extra weight – the more muscle you have, the more oxygen your body is using. It takes a lot of oxygen to give the muscles the fuel to keep doing what they are doing. The more muscle you have, the easier it is to gas out.
McGregor will cut some weight for UFC 200 but it will not be a lot. He is staying in McGregor’s houses, in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, preparing him specific meals every three hours.