Retirement proved to be quite tough on McGregor, who quickly realized it’s illegal to punch people outside of the ring, including but not limited to, old men at a bar. So with that, he will be making his return. During a press conference in Moscow today, McGregor announced that he will be fighting again on January 18th of next year.
“I would like to announce the return of the notorious Conor McGregor will take place on January 18 in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That is my comeback fight. It’s 12 weeks from today. I’m in prime physical condition. I have agreed the date with the UFC. As far as the opponent, I have the opponent’s name, but for me, the game I am in and from experience, if I was to give you people the name, which I would love to do, the UFC would flip it. Because they’re a crafty company.”
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone looks to be the front-runner.
McGregor went on to explain that he then wants to fight Nate Diaz again, and eventually seek a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov… in Khabib’s home country of Russia.
“Like I said, January 18. The return of a fully focused notorious Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ask the UFC who the opponent is, because I do not give a fuck. I am going to go through the entire roster like a chainsaw through butter. Make no mistake about that.”