The long talked about return to the Octagon for Conor McGregor is close to being finalized.
ESPN recently reported that McGregor has signed a contract to fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18 in Las Vegas. Cerrone’s management team says he has agreed to the fight after signing a new exclusive deal with the UFC.
The bout will be a welterweight contest.
McGregor (21-4) has not fought in the UFC since losing to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. The 31-year-old Irishman announced last month he would return in January.
Cerrone (36-13) is coming off a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje in September. Cowboy is currently on a two-fight skid after losing to Tony Ferguson back in June. This will be his 34th bout with the UFC.
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