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Nutritionist: Conor McGregor fighting at 145 pounds again is ‘achievable’

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Nutritionist Tristin Kennedy talks about the possibility of Conor McGregor competing at featherweight again.

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The last time Conor McGregor competed at 145 pounds was his title fight with Jose Aldo in December 2015. Since then, “The Notorious” only went back-and-forth between 155 and 170 pounds, ultimately abdicating the featherweight throne without a single defense.

At this point, no one will likely entertain the idea of seeing McGregor back at featherweight. Nutritionist Tristin Kennedy also has apprehensions, but believes it could be done.

“He’s a big guy these days. I wouldn’t like to see it from a personal point of view,” Kennedy told ESPN.

“Everything is achievable. Look at Jose Aldo at bantamweight. But at what cost? Going down so low nowadays — when you see a man who fights at 170 no problem and competes very, very well at 170 and has no issues, why would he go down to 145? Especially when he conquered all that.

“Conor loves challenges. The 155 division, he’ll capitalize on that next, no problem,” he added. “He’s already capitalized, and then probably the 170 division or whatever. That’s the great thing about Conor. He can go in between weight classes.

“Once you’re consistent with the diet and the training, you can point it wherever you need to go. Right now, it’s 155. Who knows what it’ll be in the future?”

McGregor will make his UFC return after a year-long absence in a rematch against Dustin Poirier. The two will headline UFC 257 on Jan. 23 on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.