Conor McGregor Reveals Details Of His UFC Return
Moments ago, in his first ever press conference in Russia, Irish superstar Conor McGregor announced the details of his UFC return. Shortly after being asked by the emcee about his MMA endeavours, McGregor fired immediately and spilled the beans.
“I would like to announce to the public, the return of “The Notorious”, Conor McGregor will take place on January 18th in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, so that is my comeback fight. It is twelve weeks this Saturday. I’m in prime physical condition. I have agreed to the date with the company,” McGregor confidently said.
However, as much detailed as his revelation about the return, the former two-division champion kept mum about the opponent and even challenged everyone to ask the promotion who it will be.
“As far as the opponent, I have the opponent’s name…from experience, if I was to give you people the name, which I would love to do, I know that UFC will flip it because they are a crafty company, so for me, here’s this one – ask the UFC who the opponent is because I do not give a f*** who the opponent is. January 18th, the return of the “Notorious” Conor McGregor, twelve weeks this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.”
The UFC star also prophesied about his next bout after his UFC return and who the opponent he wants to face to get back atop of the MMA world.
“That will be the beginning of my season. I will then look to compete against the winner of Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal for the Bad Motherf***er Title. Obviously I have history with Nate Diaz, we are set to make the trilogy bout, so we will see how that one goes. I feel Nate will get the better of that one and we will contest the trilogy bout. Then I will seek the Moscow bout and it will be against the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov,” Conor stated.
Lastly, McGregor spoke about his possible rematch with nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov thus vows to get back at him.
“But that is the bout we want, we want this bout in Moscow. The people of Russia deserve this bout to take place. The people of the world deserves this bout to take place. It is an inevitable rematch. It is a rematch I will commit. I will have no injuries, I will have no alcohol, I will have no outside influences, I will be fully focused exactly what the people deserve, exactly what the fans deserve. And that we will settle it once and for all.”
We can all recall that his last taste of action was a defeat against the same person he aims to extract a revenge with, Khabib Nurmagomedov, one year ago at UFC 229.