Conor McGregor announced that he will be back on Jan. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, but he didn’t say who will be the opponent.
Former Lightweight & Featherweight Champion’s last fight was against Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct.6, 2018 in which he lost by submission.
McGregor eyes to fight against the winner of UFC 244’s BMF title bout between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, But before that he wants to compete one time on Jan. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena.
If everything goes well Conor hopes to get a rematch against Khabib in Russian capital city, Moscow.
McGregor also talked about his potential opponent, and said that he doesn’t care who it will be, his main goal is to stay active:
“I would like to announce the return of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor will take place on January 18th in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada,”
“So, that is my comeback fight, it’s 12 weeks from this Saturday. I’m in prime physical condition, I’ve agreed to the date with the company. As far as the opponent, I have the opponent’s name, but for me and the game that I’m 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. For me, here’s this one, ask the UFC who the opponent is because I do not give a fuck who the opponent is. January 18th, the return of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, twelve weeks this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.”
“That will be the beginning of my season. I will then look to compete against the winner of Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal for the Bad Motherfucker title. Obviously, I have a history with Nate Diaz, we are set to have the trilogy bout. We’ll see how that one goes, I feel Nate will get the better of that one and then we will contest the trilogy bout.”
“Then I will seek the Moscow bout and it will be against the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurm..Nurmagomedov.I can’t even say the guy’s name…who gives a fuck what the guy’s name is, but that is the bout that we want. We want this bout in Moscow, the people of Russia deserve this bout to take place, the people of the world deserve this bout to take place. It is an inevitable rematch. It is a rematch that I will come in sharp, fresh [for]. I will have no injuries, I will have no alcohol, I will have no outside influences and I will be fully focused, exactly what the people deserve, exactly what the fans deserve and we will settle it once and for all.”