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UFC working on Conor McGregor's next fight as likely comeback opponent revealed

By Darragh Murphy

October 31, 2019 at 2:54pm

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Nothing is set in stone yet but we now have a date, location and likely opponent for Conor McGregor's UFC comeback.

Last week, McGregor visited Moscow, Russia and revealed that he is preparing to return to the Octagon next January.

Out of action since his defeat to fierce rival Khabib Nurmagomedov last October, McGregor announced that he would next compete in Las Vegas on January 18.

"I would like to announce to the public that the return of 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor will take place on January 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada," McGregor said during a press conference.

"That is my comeback fight. It is 12 weeks this Saturday. I am in prime physical condition and I have agreed the date with the company.

"As far as the opponent goes, I have the opponent's name but for me and the game I am in and from experience, if I was to give you people the name - which I would love to do - I know the UFC would flip it because they are a crafty company so for me, here's this one, ask the UFC who the opponent is because I don't give a f*ck who the opponent is."

The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion left it to his employer to name his comeback opponent and it would seem that UFC President Dana White did just that ahead of UFC 244 this weekend.

Speaking to TMZ, White said: "We have nothing done, nothing is even close to being done. So I hate to even talk about this stuff and say it, because it might not happen, it might happen. But we’re looking at ‘Cowboy.’"

The 'Cowboy' to which White was referring is Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, the lightweight who currently has won more UFC fights than anyone in the history of the organisation.

Cerrone has been eager to share the Octagon with 'The Notorious' for some time and dropped a not-so-cryptic hint about the bout on his Instagram last weekend.

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