Conor McGregor mockingly reacts to Tony Ferguson's body transformation

Conor McGregor mockingly reacts to Tony Ferguson’s body transformation in now-deleted tweet… After El Cucuy bulked up to prepare for welterweight return against Li Jingliang at UFC 279

  • Conor McGregor reacted to Tony Ferguson’s body transformation on Twitter
  • McGregor tweeted laughing emojis with a photo Ferguson’s transformation 
  • Ferguson will make his first return to welterweight in eleven years on Saturday
  • The former interim UFC champion will take on welterweight stalwart Li Jingliang

Conor McGregor has reacted to Tony Ferguson’s body transformation as the former UFC interim Lightweight Champion prepares to return to the welterweight division against Li Jingliang on Saturday.

Ferguson’s UFC 279 co-main event spot against Jingliang will mark the first time since 2011 that El Cucuy has competed in the weight class.

After winning the 13th season of The Ultimate Fighter at 170lbs, Ferguson has spent the remainder of his UFC career as a lightweight, embarking on a 12-fight undefeated streak between 2013 and 2019.

Conor McGregor mocked Tony Ferguson ahead of Ferguson’s UFC return on Saturday

Ferguson is set to return to the Octagon on Saturday against welterweight stalwart Li Jingliang

However, after suffering four consecutive defeats in the last two years, Ferguson has elected to move back up to welterweight in a bid to once again assert himself in the upper-echelons of the UFC.

To accomodate for the higher weight limit, Ferguson has bulked up for his welterweight return with pre-fight photos of the American showing a marked difference in physique compared with his time at 155lbs.

Conor McGregor has long been engaged in a war of words with Ferguson, and, in a since-deleted tweet, reacted to side-by-side photos of his rival’s physique with a pair of laughing emojis.

Ferguson and McGregor have often gone back and forth on social media

McGregor was the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion when Ferguson won the interim crown by defeating Kevin Lee, and the American used his post-fight interview to attempt to coax the Notorious into an undisputed clash.

‘Where you at McGregor you f****** piece of s***! I’m going to kick your ass! Defend or vacate motherf*****!’ Ferguson said in 2017.

While they would ultimately not meet inside the Octagon, a win for Ferguson on Saturday could provide the spark to reignite the pair’s long-running feud.

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