Conor McGregor is one of the toughest males on the planet, so it would make sense that he can bench press a huge amount of weight.
But how much can Conor McGregor bench press?
Read on to find out the answer.
How Much Can Conor McGregor Bench Press?
Conor McGregor with appropriate training can bench press around 346 pounds.
You may be wondering how I got this answer, so let me explain.
Right now, Julian Maddox holds the world record for a bench press at 782 pounds.
For transparency, this was achieved with the help of a bench shirt.
(This is a an extremely rigid shirt that artificially moves certain muscles into better positioning, allowing for more lifting potential.)
Let’s assume that Mr McGregor doesn’t lift with a bench shirt.
Let’s also assume that Conor doesn’t take PEDs.
(Many of these record holders were never drug tested, so it’s unclear whether they use PEDs.)
Now, at one of the latest weigh-ins Julius weighed a whopping 449.5 pounds, meaning that he could bench press 174% of his body weight. Assuming that with training, Conor McGregor could match 75% of the level of physical fitness Julius has, then Conor, who weighs 265 pounds, would be able to bench press 346 pounds.
(Calculated by 265 * 1.74 * 0.75.)
Considering how rare a 300 pound bench press is, 346 pounds is mightily impressive, even by Conor’s high standards.
Do MMA Fighters Bench Press?
Most MMA fighters include bench press in their training program.
Bench press is a great exercise for building strength and power in your upper body, which helps MMA fighters deliver powerful punches and grapples.
That being said, MMA fighters need to be agile and fast, so most of them will train for strength and power, rather than hypertrophy (muscle growth).
This means, they’ll typically bench press a high weight with low reps.
Having too much muscle mass can be detrimental when it comes to MMA, as it can slow down your movements.
How Much Does Conor McGregor Weigh?
In a recent Instagram Live video, Conor McGregor claimed that he currently weighs 265 pounds.
This is much heavier than when he was fighting in featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight classes as the maximum weights for competing in these are 145lbs, 155lbs, and 170lbs respectively.
- If we assume that Conor McGregor can lift 130% of his total bodyweight of 265 pounds, we can deduce that he can bench press 346 pounds.
- Bench press is an important exercise for MMA fighters for building upper-body power and strength.
- Conor McGregor currently weighs a lot more than when he was competing, so he can likely bench press a lot more now than back then too.
Thanks for reading!
I’ve been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I’ve gained 30 pounds of muscle, written hundreds of articles, and reviewed dozens of fitness supplements. As for my educational background, I’m a currently studying for my Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.