According to the President of the UFC, Dana White who relayed the information to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto it looks like January 18th will be the proper time for one Conor McGregor to return to the octagon.
Conor McGregor who hasn’t fought since losing to reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of 2018 had been teasing a return, but with McGregor, you never know if he’s really coming back or not. Well, the paper has been signed, he’s back!
Cerrone holds numerous UFC records including the most victories inside the octagon moves backup to welterweight to take this red panty night with Mr. McGregor. And according to Dana White, The Cowboy is about to sign his contract to make this bout official.
Both fighters are coming off losses. Both fighters have talked about wanting this fight before, and the mixed martial arts fan base is definitely going to be excited about this match up.
This will be just the 3rd time Conor has competed at welterweight with the other 2 times coming against Nate Diaz. Cerrone has played around at both lightweight and welterweight and will be more than comfortable moving backup.
This bout will serve as the main event of the 1st pay-per-view of 2020 which would be numbered UFC 246.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.