Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is all set to return to the Octagon against Donald Cerrone at UFC246, which is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena on January 18.
The fight will take place in the welterweight division. Both McGregor and Cerrone have fought at 170lbs before. However, like previous UFC pay-per-view cards, the UFC didn’t have a press conference set for this fight and although a fight involving Conor McGregor will do huge number regardless, his opponent Donald Cerrone is refraining from trash-talking ahead of the fight.
“I’m not going to talk badly about him. I don’t really care. He does his life and whatever he wants to do he can. I’m just as wild and crazy as him but in a different way. The media keep asking me, ‘What do you think of the trouble he gets in?’ The guy lives under a microscope. Anything he does people want to blow up and make a big deal about it. That’s his life. I would never even dig at something like that. Hell, no,” Cerrone said (via MMAjunkie.com).
“Only goddamn thing I’m talking about is fighting only. Anything outside of it, that’s you. You do what you want to do. You want to meet me in the cage and fight — fighting that’s a whole different thing — but I’m not going to bring up anything from the past or anything he’s done outside the octagon. What the dude has done inside of the cage, and what he’s done for the sport is amazing. I’m honoured to fight a guy like him and it’s going to be one hell of a battle and I’m looking forward to it.”
The fight has already sold out and generated $10 Million or ₹72 Crore in the gate making it McGregor’s third highest-grossing gate in the UFC.
Who do you guys think wins the fight?