Conor McGregor looks bigger and meaner than ever as he prepares for his impending revenge with Dustin Poirier.
However, “ The Notorious ” may want to consider scaling back his sessions slightly if he is to heed Dana White’s warning.
McGregor, a former two-weight world champion, returned to action in January when he knocked out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds.
But his plan to fight three or four times in 2020 as part of his “ season ” has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In June, he decided to retire from the fight once again, although a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao or a return to the Octagon to face Dustin Poirier appears to be underway for 2021.
The 32-year-old is clearly still in fighting form and looks taller and more ripped than fans have ever seen him before and he showed the results of his latest attempts on Instagram.
Despite his imposing new frame, McGregor will need to make sure he can still hit the 155lb lightweight limit for the proposed fight against Poirier on January 23.
White said BT Sport the fight “means nothing” if it gets to 170 pounds or even a grab weight.
“I’m not putting on a scary multi-million dollar fight at a catch weight that means nothing,” he remarked. “This fight means nothing to 170.
“Neither of these is rated at 170 pounds and it doesn’t matter in the  division delivers if either of them wins because they are fighting at 170. It literally makes no sense.
“We offered the fight. We got him on his own date, ”White said of McGregor’s return. “It was not a date, this date did not exist.
“We worked with ESPN, we made him his own date and we offered them the fight.
“I know the contracts haven’t been signed yet. Conor enjoys playing games. Conor plays games and he does his thing.
“One thing Conor doesn’t do, Conor doesn’t engage in a fight and fight. Conor fights. “