Conor McGregor's incredible body transformation since UFC debut from slim KO king to hulky heavyweight-looking brute

CONOR McGREGOR'S career has gone up and down as much as his fightingweight.

The UFC legend, 33, has won titles in two divisions, scored knockouts in across three and now bulked up to a hulking 13st 5lb.

And the slim, tattooless Irishman that debuted in the UFC bares almost no recognition to the beefy McGregor planning his comeback next year.

He first entered the UFC at the 145lb featherweight division and within two years became champion after knocking out Brazilian Jose Aldo, 35.

His first sign of weight gain came a year after when in 2016 he stepped up to 170lb for two welterweight fights with Nate Diaz, 36.

He lost the first before winning the rematch five months later and then changed weights once more, moving down to 155lb.

It was there he knocked out Eddie Alvarez, 37, to win the lightweight belt, as featherweight champ and become the first to reign two UFC divisions at once.

With his stock higher than ever, McGregor crossed over to the boxing ring and lost to Floyd Mayweather, 44, in 2017.

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He scaled 153lb for the bout, which was just under the lightweight limit in the UFC.

After two years out of the octagon, McGregor would come back to lightweight, losing to arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, 33.

It sparked another two-year layoff from the cage and McGregor made his return at welterweight, once more piling on the pounds.

He beat veteran Donald Cerrone, 38, in 40 seconds but failed to fight for another year.

When he did, it came back at lightweight, against Dustin Poirier, 32, the man he initially beat at featherweight in 2014.

The rematch ended in shock loss for McGregor, who was knocked out in round two.

What followed was a trilogy bout which again ended indisastrous defeat for The Notorious, this time after a horror leg snap.

Just seconds before the end of round one, McGregor broke his tibia and lost by doctor stoppage.

He has since undergone surgery and returned to training, where the focus has been on strength and conditioning.

McGregor's coach John Kavanagh even joked his star pupil was so big, he could return at MIDDLEWEIGHT.

In a recent social media post, McGregor revealed he weighed a massive 13st 5lb, which is almost two-and-a-half stone heavier than his last fight.

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