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Conor McGregor Says He’ll Return to UFC in January

October 25, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Conor McGregor has revealed the date for his UFC return, and it’s just a few months away. MMA Weekly reports that McGregor announced at a press conference in Moscow, amidst his Ukrania and Russia promotional tour, they he’ll be back in January.

“I would like to announce the return of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor will take place on Jan. 18 in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada,” McGregor said. “So that is my comeback fight, it’s 12 weeks this Saturday. I’m in prime physical condition. I’ve agreed the date with the company. As far as the opponent, I have the opponent’s name, but for me and the game that I’m in, and from experience, if I was to give you people the name – which I would love to do – I know the UFC would flip it because they are a crafty company.”

He continued, “So for me, here’s this one, ask the UFC who the opponent is because I do not give a f**k who the opponent is. Jan. 18, the return of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor. Twelve weeks this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.”

“[January 18th] will be the beginning of my season,” he added. “I will then look to compete against the winner of Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal for the Bad Motherf—er title. Obviously, I have history with Nate Diaz, we are set to have the trilogy bout. We will see how that one goes, I feel Nate will get the better of that one and then we will contest the trilogy bout. Then I will seek (a fight in Moscow) and it will be against the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nur… Nurmagomedov… I can’t even say the guy’s name. Who gives a f— what the guy’s name is, but that is the bout that we want. We want this bout in Moscow, the people of Russia deserve this bout to take place, the people of the world deserve this bout to take place. It is an inevitable rematch. It is a rematch that I will come in sharp, fresh. I will have no injuries, I will have no alcohol, I will have no outside influences and I will be fully focused…exactly what the people deserve, exactly what the fans deserve and we will settle it once and for all.”

McGregor’s last fight was in October 2018, when he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Since then, there’s been plenty of speculation on when he would return and now — assuming nothing changes — we have our answer.

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