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Sport 5 reasons to watch UFC 246: Conor McGregor's return won't be an easy one

01:00  16 january  2020
01:00  16 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Dana White: UFC doctor says Conor McGregor in best shape he's ever seen him in

  Dana White: UFC doctor says Conor McGregor in best shape he's ever seen him in Dana White: UFC doctor says Conor McGregor in best shape he's ever seen him inUFC president Dana White said the UFC doctor has told him that McGregor is looking better than ever as he gears up for his UFC 246 headliner against Donald Cerrone on Saturday.

Although McGregor goes into Saturday' s fight as favorite to win, his experienced opponent won ' t be making things easy . Let' s face it, you're not going to want to miss out on UFC 246 and the chance to see Conor McGregor back in action. And you can get ahead of the game - read on to discover how

UFC superstar Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited comeback to the cage against Donald Cerrone on January 18 and has promised his supporters that McGregor will begin what he calls a three- fight 'season' in 2020 in the UFC headliner against veteran fighter Cerrone at UFC 246 from the

Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon on Saturday night when he faces Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event at UFC 246 in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor holding his hands up© Provided by For The Win

And it will be far from an easy fight for the former “Champ Champ” as McGregor looks to get his first win since he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden way back in November of 2016.

Cerrone, the Budweiser-drinking, motorcycle-riding, cowboy hat-wearing UFC veteran and fan favorite is as battle tested as they come. He’s been wanting this money fight with McGregor for quite some time and now it is his and I don’t expect him to take anything for granted heading into this one.

5 reasons to watch UFC 246: Conor McGregor's return won't be an easy one

  5 reasons to watch UFC 246: Conor McGregor's return won't be an easy one 5 reasons to watch UFC 246: Conor McGregor's return won't be an easy oneAnd it will be far from an easy fight for the former “Champ Champ” as McGregor looks to get his first win since he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden way back in November of 2016.

Conor McGregor ’ s rumored $ 5 million purse for his return to the Octagon at UFC 246 is less than 10 percent of what he’ll actually make when he faces Donald Cerrone on Saturday, says the former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion. In an exclusive interview with ESPN’ s Ariel Helwani

CONOR MCGREGOR is the highest-paid UFC fighter of all time. The Irishman has headlined five pay-per-view It' s McGregor ' s first foray back into the Octagon since his disastrous defeat to Khabib Most read in sport. Return of the mac. UFC 246 - McGregor vs Cowboy: UK start time

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Let’s look at the top 5 reasons to watch this fight card.

1. Conor’s return.

It’s been about 15 months since we last saw McGregor in the Octagon and it’s been just over three years since we’ve seen him win a fight in the Octagon. His last fight, of course, was an ugly loss to the Khabib Nurmagomedov that ended with a nasty brawl and lengthy suspensions for both fighters. We’ve heard this week that McGregor is in the best shape of his life and he’s been more focused in this training camp than he was during his camp for the Nurmagomedov fight. All those words are nice, but they’re just that – words. On Saturday we’ll find out just how serious McGregor is at getting back to being one of the best fighters in the fight game. Cerrone won’t be overwhelmed by the bright lights this fight will be fought under and he won’t be shy about trading with McGregor right form the get-go. This fight isn’t an easy one for McGregor and could be the biggest one of his career, as a loss would do even more damage to his star power.

McGregor predicts KO of Cerrone, insists no bad blood between pair

  McGregor predicts KO of Cerrone, insists no bad blood between pair Irishman Conor McGregor predicted a knockout of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.McGregor is returning to the octagon for the first time since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, facing Cerrone in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone. McGregor is a brawler at heart with a relentless strike-heavy fighting style, and McGregor is an extremely skilled and aggressive hitter and Cerrone doesn’ t have the extreme defensive capabilities Prepare for UFC 246 by watching McGregor ’ s fights on ESPN+.

UFC 246 is coming on Saturday, with "The Notorious" Conor McGregor stepping back into the octagon after more than a year' s absence. If you’ve already signed up for this streaming service, or if you’re thinking of jumping on board, then now’ s the perfect time to do so and to watch some of McGregor ’ s

2. Can Cowboy upset McGregor?

The short answer to that question is – yes, absolutely. Cerrone is coming off back-to-back losses to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson, which really doesn’t mean much for this fight because those two fighters are two of the best in the world. Cowboy has fought five times since McGregor’s last fight so there is no ring rust here. He has said this week that he wants to stand and bang with McGregor, which might not be the best strategy but I could definitely see Cowboy knocking McGregor out with his striking or with a leg kick to the head. McGregor better be careful and take care of business quickly, or Cowboy could very well have his hand raised Saturday night.

3. Holy Holm looks to rebound.

Holm will be back in the Octagon for the first time since her loss to Amanda Nunes last July as she faces Raquel Pennington in the co-main event. The former champ has only won two of her last seven fights and another loss here would really make you wonder what Holm has left to give in the fight game. Pennington went five rounds with Nunes in 2018 and would like nothing more than to add a win over Holm to her resume. This bantamweight showdown should be a fun one.

Dana White: If Conor McGregor wins at UFC 246, ‘he will get that shot at the title’ against Khabib Nurmagomedov

  Dana White: If Conor McGregor wins at UFC 246, ‘he will get that shot at the title’ against Khabib Nurmagomedov Dana White reiterated his plan to rematch Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov if McGregor wins at UFC 246.During an interview on Thursday with Jim Rome, UFC president Dana White confirmed McGregor will decide his own destiny with a victory on Saturday night.

Ming breaks down some ConorMcGregor -specific abilities that allows him to keep his range while striking deeply into his opponent' s . This is a breakdown of

If Saturday' s UFC 246 main event were a pro wrestling match, the script would be an easy one . Conor McGregor , the embattled former two-division champion and Because of that, McGregor stands at a unique crossroads entering Saturday where a win would catapult him instantly into title contention at

4. Anthony Pettis returns to the lightweight division.

The last time we show “Showtime” Pettis he was losing to Nate Diaz at UFC at UFC 241 last August. That fight was at 170 pounds, this one will be back at 155 for Pettis when he squares off with Carlos Diego Ferreira in a lightweight bout. Pettis is always must-see TV and this should be another good one that kicks off the PPV.

5. It’s going to be a circus.

There really isn’t anything like a McGregor fight, which extends to the few days leading up to fight night. The pageantry and hoopla leading up until the start of the first round just makes every one of his fights an event that you need to watch. This one will be no different. Get your popcorn ready.

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