Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is all set to return to the Octagon against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC246, which is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena on January 18.
The press conference for this fight will take place at 6:30 am IST on Wednesday, January 16 at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada and it will be free and open to the public.
Ahead of the press conference, McGregor has already started his mind games.
Where the fuck is that Irish coffee ☕️ pic.twitter.com/H14E7eovfi
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 9, 2020
“Where the fuck is that Irish coffee,” former two-division world champion Conor McGregor tweeted.
The fight is highly intriguing as McGregor is fighting at 170lbs after a layoff of nearly fifteen months. His last fight took place against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov where he lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round. Cerrone has been very active this year, competing four times inside the Octagon.
He is 2-2 in the UFC in 2019, whereas Conor McGregor hasn’t won a fight in the UFC in more than three years. His last win was against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
Donald Cerrone has also promised a stand-up action ahead of the fight, so fans are in for a real treat.
“I’m going to go out there and stand up with him because that’s what everyone wants to see,” Donald Cerrone said in an interview with MMA Junkie. “Someone said earlier that’s like fighting not to win almost, but hell no. I’d rather go down in history as having the greatest fight ever and losing than fighting to just win and winning. I’m going out there to put on the line and throw down and give everyone what they want to see. To me, that’s what I want my legacy to be. I don’t want to be the guy that took the easy way and just ran the whole fight and tried to point fight. Hell, no. I’m going to stand and try to throw down.”
UFC 246 Fight Card:
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
145 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo