McGregor set for UFC return in January

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FILE PHOTO: UFC light-weight champion Conor McGregor of Eire poses on the size throughout his official weigh-in at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 25, 2017. Information/Steve Marcus/File Photograph

STOCKHOLM (Information) – Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is about to return to the octagon on Jan. 18 the place he’ll tackle veteran American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout at UFC 246, promotion boss Dana White has instructed ESPN.

“Conor has signed and ‘Cowboy’ is able to go,” the UFC president mentioned, giving the inexperienced gentle for the return of one in every of MMA’s most bankable stars.

Irishman McGregor, who has 21 skilled wins and 4 losses in MMA and a single defeat to Floyd Mayweather on his skilled boxing report, has not fought since shedding his light-weight title to Khabib Nurmagomedov through submission in October 2018.

The 31-year-old has beforehand fought twice at 170 kilos towards Nate Diaz, shedding the primary combat to a second-round submission however profitable an epic rematch on factors.

Since shedding to Nurmagomedov, McGregor has had a number of brushes with the legislation, and, in a courtroom listening to on Nov. 1, pleaded responsible to assaulting a person in a pub in Dublin earlier within the yr.

Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Enhancing by Toby Davis