Size and Reach
Let’s face it, McGregor is the bigger fighter here. Aside from an inch height advantage, the Irishman has an extra two inches in reach. This will allow him to throw jabs while while he keeps his killer left hand hanging back waiting for a counter.
The fight was originally slated to be at 146 pounds, but the official announcement of 156 pounds certainly suites the larger McGregor. He is used to walking around at 180 pounds and will no doubt enjoy taking some extra weight into the ring.