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Sport Conor McGregor to fight Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18

01:10  29 november  2019
01:10  29 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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CONOR McGREGOR will end his UFC retirement and fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18 . The Notorious has not fought since his crushing defeat to Poirier was beaten by McGregor at featherweight in 2014 and he reckons their rematch makes more sense than facing Cerrone .

Conor McGregor will return to the UFC Octagon on Jan. 18 in Las Vegas and fight Donald ' Cowboy ' Cerrone , in the headliner of UFC 246 . McGregor (21-4) has not fought since he was submitted in the fourth round of a lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018.

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UFC superstar Conor McGregor is set to return to the Octagon in January for a fight with veteran Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.

According to a report by ESPN, UFC president Dana White confirmed that McGregor had signed an agreement for the bout at UFC 246 in Las Vegas on January 18 (19th in Australia).

"Conor has signed and Cowboy is ready to go," White told ESPN.

Conor McGregor looking at the camera © Getty Images

The fight will be McGregor's first since his dramatic loss to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last October.

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has given fans quite an announcement on Thanksgiving. According to ESPN on Thursday, Conor McGregor (21-4) will return at UFC 246 , where he will meet Donald Cerrone (36-13, 1 NC) at UFC 246 will take place on Jan. 18 , and will be held in Las Vegas.

The long-rumored matchup between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone is finally a reality. UFC president Dana White today told ESPN.com that McGregor and “ Cowboy ” will meet in the 18 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. According to White, McGregor has already signed his bout agreement for

That bout ended via submission in the fourth round before all hell broke loose as Nurmagomedov jumped out of the cage to attack some of McGregor's team, while the Irishman traded blows with some of his opponent's entourage who jumped into the Octagon.

McGregor and Cerrone is set for welterweight, despite both their last bouts coming at 155lbs (70 kilogram).

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Cerrone, 36, has built a reputation as one of MMA's gamest fighters, regularly taking on whoever the UFC puts in front of him, often on short notice.

Despite coming off two losses (Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje), Cerrone's tendency to feature in exciting fights has no doubt helped earn him a matchup with the company's biggest name.

'Cowboy' holds the records for most UFC wins and finishes.

McGregor, 31, has previously held the featherweight and lightweight belts in the promotion, though has only had one fight in the past three years.

He recently held a press conference in Moscow in which he laid out his plans for 2019, saying after the fight at UFC 246, he hopes to take on Jorge Masvidal (who recently defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 244), before fighting the winner of Nurmagomedov and Ferguson, who are reportedly due to meet in April.

Masvidal snubs Usman & Covington, says it’s likely he fights Nick Diaz or McGregor next .
“I’m the ticket at 170 pounds. I’m going to go and get the biggest, best and toughest fights.”Although Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington are set to collide for the official welterweight title at UFC 245, with Masvidal expected to fight the winner, ‘Gamebred’ seems more interested in a big money fight against Nick Diaz or Conor McGregor.

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