Confirming over the course of the weekend that he is poised for a June return to the Octagon at an earmarked UFC 302 event against Michael Chandler in a stunning middleweight division debut for the duo – Conor McGregor has been warned away from a 185 pound leap by Michael Bisping, who points to an extra weight carry bringing with it some cause for concern.
McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, announced his return to the Octagon before the new year after a three-year injury hiatus. He plans a comeback in June.
And revealing plans for a June 29. return – McGregor claimed he was slated to fight Kill Cliff FC staple, Chandler at UFC 302 during an early International Fight Week for the organization – as part of a shocking middleweight limit debut for both fighters.
Conor McGregor warns against 185-pound jump
However, as far as former divisional champion, Bisping is concerned, McGregor should be wary about the prospect of competing at 185 pounds – having initially entered the UFC fighting at the featherweight limit.
“He (Conor McGregor) fought at 145 [pounds], went up to 155 – 185 that is not his…