Conor McGregor's shock six-month body transformation nearly IMPOSSIBLE, say experts after UFC star's incredible bulk-up

CONOR MCGREGOR'S six-month body transformation is 'near impossible' say experts.

The Irishman has put on an astonishing two-and-a-half stone of muscle since his defeat to Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas back in July.

No9 ranked UFC lightweight contender McGregor weighed in at 11st 1lb for the Poirier bout.

According to Strengthlog, the average beginner would typically gain four to seven pounds of 'fat-free mass' over a three-month period on the Notorious' regime.

More seasoned athletes manage their bodies meticulously, putting on muscle carefully over time.

But McGregor, 33, has smashed these figures out the park – gaining 34lbs of muscle in just six months.

This puts him at around 190lbs, having previously been UFC champ at 145lbs and 155lbs.

McGregor has been nursing a fractured tibia sustained during his defeat to Poirier in July.

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But that clearly hasn't stopped him from working out, having evidently gained plenty of upper body muscle.

Old foe Poirier, however, isn't impressed – having mocked McGregor's body transformation in a conversation with Michael Bisping.

The American, who lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 over the weekend, said: "I did see a picture.

"He does look a little puffy, man. He might want to slow down on the Black Forge, whatever he’s got going on."

Spanish outlet AS spoke with personal trainer Alejandro Celdran to break down McGregor's methods.

Celdran revealed that hypertrophy training –  which helps increase muscle size – has become a priority.

And he advised that volume is more important than frequency, with a minimum of four weekly sessions for each muscle group a must.

McGregor's diet consists of six meals a day, eating foods like chicken, fish, beef and eggs, measuring fat and carbohydrates.

Breakfast can be cereal with eggs and sauteed vegetables. Then, for a morning snack, fruit and a salad with honey is an option.

McGregor's main meal includes chicken breast with rice and asparagus, with a vanilla shake with peanut butter and walnuts for afters.

Dinner can be McGregor's favourite Irish lamb stew with potatoes, finishing with a chocolate shake with organic tea.

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