Finally, the day the audience can see the number 1 UFC superstar Conor McGregor back in the ring was also set.
Late last year, during a press conference in Moscow, Conor McGregor announced that he would officially return to the ring in 2020 with the signing of the upper stage completed with UFC.
He sent to his fans a message, saying that “The Notorious” Conor McGregor would return to the ring on January 18 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. That would be another 12 weeks from then. He had returned to the best state, the date and time had been confirmed with the company (UFC). “As for rivals, I already have a name for you, but in my experience, I believe that UFC will change them because they are a crafty company. Therefore, you should go ask UFC because I don’t need to care who my opponent is. On January 18, the return of Conor McGregor, in Las Vegas”- Conor emphasized his statement.
And indeed, in this comeback, Conor’s opponent is not Khabib Nurmagomedov – who defeated him at UFC 229. Because before that, Khabib had announced that he would only return to the ring next March. UFC’s plan against Tony Ferguson. Therefore, Conor’s goal is to target the famous fighters in the light or semi-medium such as Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Justin Gaethje, or Donald Cerrone – all of them have called his name recently.
While fans are looking forward to an insane match of Conor vs cowboy or with a heavyweight opponent, Conor said: “This will be the beginning of my time. I am aiming for the Diaz vs. Masvidal winner for that BMF belt. Of course, Diaz and I had resentment against each other before, and doing a “trilogy” was something to consider. I feel that Nate will be the better ones in the next match and we can do the 3rd match”.
In the end, Conor insisted that his rematch with Khabib would be a reality soon to occur in the future. He really wanted to play in the capital of Moscow, Russia. He added that he knew that the Moscow audience deserved a rematch that must happen right there, and it would definitely happen. However, he would not wait for that guy, the one who was known for specializing in retreating, never taking risks, and he was not good at waiting.