Conor McGregor to make January UFC return against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone
Conor McGregor will go back to the UFC octagon for the first time in over a year after he encounters Donald’Cowboy’ Cerrone in Las Vegas on 18 January.
The Irishman hasn’t competed since dropping to Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
Before this month McGregor was convicted of assault following an altercation in a Dublin pub in April, and fined 1,000 euros (#861).
In October he disclosed his plans to return to UFC action.
Seven months before, McGregor had declared his retirement from martial arts on social media.
He announced his retirement however issued a retraction after that month.
Back in March, McGregor was arrested for smashing the telephone of a fan, but the charges were later dropped.
His return will be a part of UFC 246 along with UFC president Dana White confirmed:”Conor has signed and Cowboy is prepared to go”
McGregor, who dropped a professional boxing bout at the 10th round to Floyd Mayweather in 2017, has a 21-4 record in UFC and at 2016 became the first fighter to hold belts in two weight classes at the same moment.
American Cerrone, 36, lost his final fight to Justin Gaethje in September from the first round.