MMA: UFC 229-Nurmagomedov vs McGregor / Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 6, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor (blue gloves) before his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov (red gloves) during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Official: Conor McGregor makes his UFC return in January

✅ Dana White confirms: "Conor has signed..."

Conor McGregor will headline UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone on Jan. 18. UFC president Dana White revealed the news to ESPN and told them that McGregor has signed the contract:

“Conor has signed and Cowboy is ready to go,” Dana White told ESPN

McGregor vs. Cerrone will be fought at 170 pounds

McGregor vs. Cerrone will be fought at 170 pounds and will be McGregor’s third time in the weight division, after fighting Nate Diaz twice in 2016.

McGregor has not fought since his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6, 2018.

Before that, McGregor became the UFC’s first double-champion on Nov.12, 2016 by defeating Eddie Alvarez via TKO and thus holding both the featherweight and lightweight title simultaneously.

“The Notorious” McGregor has been surrounded with much controversy lately, punching an elderly man in a bar and being under investigation for two separate sexual assault cases.

“Cowboy” Cerrone fought four times in 2019, picking up three “Fight of the Night” bonuses. He started the year with a TKO win over Alexander Hernandez and then took home a unanimous decision against Al Iaquinta in May.

Cerrone is now on a two-bout losing streak after being finished by both Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.

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