Conor McGregor's has a sweet tooth for cake ahead of UFC return

REVEALED: Steak, salmon and cake… but NO takeaways: Conor McGregor offers a fascinating insight into his diet as he looks to bulk up ahead of his UFC return

  • Conor McGregor will step up to welterweight to fight Donald Cerrone in January 
  • He has shed a light on his diet plan and what he eats to pile on the pounds 
  • ‘Notorious’ said he has a sweet tooth for cake but mostly avoids takeaway meals
  • The Irishman has not fought since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov last year 

Cake is on the menu for Conor McGregor as he attempts to pile on the pounds for his UFC return at welterweight next year – but the fighter insists he won’t touch a takeaway meal.

The Irishman has not fought since a defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October, but has signed to fight Donald Cerrone on January 18, and gave fans an insight into his diet as he steps up preparations for his comeback.

McGregor said he tries to eat wholesome food with greens, vegetables and plenty of protein to help him recover after intense training sessions.

Conor McGregor is looking to pile on the pounds ahead of his welterweight fight in January

He will take on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on January 18 in a non-title bout for his comeback

He told Askmen: ‘I eat good meat – chicken, salmon, some steak – and a lot of quality greens and some fruits like bananas. I eat eggs – an omelet with my Americano for a late breakfast or brunch.

‘Getting enough protein is important when I train, to help build muscle and recover, so I’ll supplement with protein shakes.

‘I drink mostly water or coconut water. It’s important to stay hydrated – first thing I do in the morning is stretch and drink water.’

The 31-year-old added he steers well clear of fast food, but if he must have a ‘cheat meal’ to put weight on, he’ll turn to cakes and coffee as he has a big sweet tooth. 

McGregor admits he has a sweet tooth for cake as a ‘cheat meal’ when he needs to gain weight 

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‘I don’t eat takeaways. I don’t eat none of that,’ he said, speaking to Men’s Health.

‘I’ll eat good-quality meats, good-quality greens, good-quality carbohydrates like sweet potato and butternut squash, and that is it.

‘I have a sweet tooth — that would be where I’d put on some weight out of fighting, if somebody brings in a pack of cakes and coffee.’

The Southpaw has 21 career wins, 18 coming by knockout, and four losses having started as a featherweight before moving up to lightweight. 

‘Notorious’ has not fought since his crushing defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October

His step up to welterweight in January will require him to gain 15lbs, so he might be in need of a few cheat meals to ensure he makes weight.

He cut away from his usual confrontational behaviour by telling Cerrone to ‘enjoy his Christmas dinner’ before the upcoming bout in 2020.

Responding to ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone’s Instagram post, he wrote: ‘Good man Donald, enjoy the Christmas dinner. Happy holidays to you and the family, from the McGregors here in Ireland. See you in 20/20 with bullseye vision.’ 




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