During a press conference held in Moscow, Conor McGregor revealed he will officially return to the ring in early 2020. Along with that, the procedures for signing the upper stage have been completed with UFC.
“I want to announce ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor will return to the ring on January 18 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.
I have returned to the best state, the date and time have been confirmed with the company (UFC). About the upcoming opponent, I already know a few faces. But now let’s go ask UFC because I don’t care who the opponent is. You just need to know I will be back on January 18, in Las Vegas. ”
Also in sharing, McGregor confirmed that he would prioritize a rematch with Khabib right in Moscow, Russia. “I really want to play here. We know the Moscow audience deserves a rematch and it will need to take place right here. However, I will not wait for him. One is only known to withdraw, and I am not good at waiting. ”
This can be seen as a provocation of Irish boxers to the opponent. Because before that, Khabib had been harsh for the opponent on Twitter. “In Moscow, rapists are not welcome.”
Certainly, Khabib is referring to the case of Conor McGregor allegedly sexually assaulted earlier this year, recently, the number 1 UFC star was also investigated for coercion of a girl in Dublin, Ireland. Conor’s actions made it easy for him to be targeted by opponents while still sitting outside the ring.
It is expected that the rematch between the famous UFC martial artist will not come true soon. Because before, Khabib had announced that he would only return to the ring in March next year according to UFC’s plan in the match against Tony Ferguson.
Therefore, McGregor will only be able to target some famous fighters such as Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Justin Gaethje or Donald Cerrone – all of them have called his name recently.