The UFC’s first and original champ champ “The Notorious” Conor McGregor made his long awaited octagon return in 2018 against his bitter rival and the current UFC lightweight champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov. While McGregor officially did become the first fighter in history to ever win a round against the Russian, he still lost the fight and was completely dominated by the champion before being submitted via a rear-naked choke in the fourth round. McGregor has since then served his medical suspension and there have been plenty of rumours about fighting popular and fan favourite Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in his next outing. However, it now seems that the McGregor-Cerrone fight is edging closer to happening as both Cerrone and McGregor have openly started discussing the fight and that they’d together drink Proper 12 whiskey at the press conference.
McGregor became the UFC featherweight champion by defeating Jose Aldo and then later defeated Eddie Alvarez to win the 155 belt that currently Nurmagomedov holds. He has since then been somewhat semi-retired from MMA. While Cerrone last beat Alex Hernandez on the prelims of UFC on ESPN 1.
Cerrone took to Twitter recently and stated that he’ll drink McGregor’s Proper 12 whiskey at the press conference and will even bring a budweiser. McGregor too replied and said that it sounds “like a party”. Below is their Twitter conversation:
Sounds like a party! https://t.co/2b46dX0xBj
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 25, 2019