Irishman to return on January 18 against American Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor will return to the octagon on January 18 when he will take on veteran American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout.

“Conor has signed and ‘Cowboy’ is ready to go,” UFC president Dana White told ESPN.

Conor McGregor will return to the octagon in January.Credit:AP

Irishman McGregor, who has 21 professional wins and four losses in mixed martial arts and a single defeat to Floyd Mayweather on his professional boxing record, has not fought since losing his lightweight title to Khabib Nurmagomedov via submission in October 2018.

The 31-year-old has previously fought twice at 77 kilograms against Nate Diaz, losing the first fight to a second-round submission but winning an epic rematch on points.

Since losing to Nurmagomedov, McGregor has had several brushes with the law, and, in a court hearing on November 1, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in a pub in Dublin earlier in the year.



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