Here’s what Conor McGregor may be doing to his body as he sheds weight for his fight against Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather has said Conor McGregor is scrambling to cut weight before Saturday's big fight. Here's how that works, and why it can be dangerous.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather, left, will go up against mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor on Saturday night.

Before he faces off against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, UFC champion Conor McGregor must conquer the scale.

And that could prove an even more dangerous opponent.

In pre-fight trash talk, Mayweather has claimed that McGregor looks “extremely heavy” and has been scrambling to try to drop 10 pounds. (Both fighters have to come in under 154 pounds at the weigh-in on Friday afternoon if their much-hyped bout is to proceed.)

The truth is, though, shedding 10 pounds in a couple days is no big deal for most MMA fighters. In the past, McGregor has reportedly more than 25 pounds in eight days’ time.

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