Earlier today (Oct. 24, 2019), Conor McGregor announced that he would be making his much-anticipated return to action on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
However, no opponent has been revealed at the moment, though Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje appear to be the front-runners to land “The Notorious” fight.
But Conor didn’t stop there with the announcements, as he revealed he intends to fight three times in 2020.
“January 18, the return of the “Notorious” Conor McGregor. 12 weeks from this Saturday in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That will be the beginning of my season,” he said during a press conference in Moscow.
From there, McGregor intends to face the winner of the upcoming “BMF” title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz
“I will then look to compete against the winner of Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal for the “baddest motherfucker” title. Obviously I have history with Nate Diaz so we are set to make the trilogy bout.”
“So we will see how that one goes. I feel Nate will get the better of that one. So we will contest the trilogy bout.”
Indeed, McGregor and Diaz do have history, already fighting two times before, with each winning one bout. As for Masvidal, he has been trying to lock down a fight against the Irishman, as well.
If all goes as planned, Conor intends to cap off a busy 2020 by taking on the winner of the looming title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
“Then I will seek the Moscow bout and it will be against the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. I can’t even say the guy’s name who gives a fu*k what the guy’s name is,” he says.
“That is the bout we want. In Moscow. The people of Russia deserve this bout, the people of the world deserve this bout to take place,” he added.
“It is an inevitable rematch and I will come in sharp, fresh no injuries and no alcohol and no outside influences. I will be fully focused. Exactly what the people and fans deserve. And then we will settle it once and for all.”
If Conor’s plans come to be, he will have competed as many times in 2020 than he did in the last three years. That said, get ready for a whole lot of “Notorious” in the coming year.
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