McGregor Signs For Return Against Cerrone
The worst rumor in mixed martial arts has been confirmed, as Conor McGregor has signed for his return to the UFC on January 18th.
Initially reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, McGregor will fight at welterweight for the first time since his battles against Nate Diaz in 2017, as he faces off against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
McGregor marks his first fight since his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, when he submitted to the lightweight champion inside the T-Mobile Arena.
The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion is also under investigation in his native Ireland for two separate sexual assaults, where there have been no arrests or reported progress made in the case.
Conversely, Cerrone is on a two-fight losing streak with losses at lightweight to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson. Cerrone’s last fight at welterweight came in November of last year when he submitted Mike Perry in the first round of UFC Denver.