UFC 246 is less than two weeks away and it will feature the most popular mixed martial artist in the world Conor McGregor squaring off against Donald Cerrone, who holds the record for most wins in the UFC.
This will be McGregor’s first fight in nearly fifteen months. He was last seen in action against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October of 2018.
Unlike McGregor’s previous fights, UFC didn’t hold any press conference for this fight. Press conferences are a staple of McGregor’s promotional prowess. It’s a tool for him to reach the masses.
It’s his incredible oratory skills combined with lethal fighting techniques, that has made him the most popular mixed martial artist in the world. However, UFC has announced that the press conference for UFC 246 will take place on 15th January.
UFC 246 press conference will take place at 6:30 am IST on Wednesday, January 16 at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada. The press conference is free and open to the public.
🗣 "WHEN'S THE PRESS CONFERENCE!?"
Here it is!
➡️ 5pmPT on January 15th – Doors open at 3:30pm pic.twitter.com/OUiewXhx59
— UFC (@ufc) January 8, 2020
“WHEN’S THE PRESS CONFERENCE!?” Here it is! 5pmPT on January 15th – Doors open at 3:30pm
The fight is highly intriguing as McGregor is fighting at 170lbs after a layoff of nearly fifteen months while 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.
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