Conor McGregor to fight Donald Cerrone on January 18

The fight is on finally!!

The fight was announced by UFC president Dana White earlier today to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. The contest will be held at welterweight.

According to Dana, McGregor has already signed his agreement for the matchup. While the contest takes place at 170 pounds, the result will certainly have an impact at 155 pounds, but community thinks he is aiming for something else, maybe Masvidal or Colby/Usman winner. 

“I used to fight every couple of weeks before the UFC came, then it was every couple of months,” McGregor said, speaking at a recent media event in Russia. “Now the politics of [prize-fighting] got involved and it’s almost if I won and then I go off. I do not like that, you can’t be like that in this game. I must continue, consistency is another word, you must be consistent.”

“I’ve faced very little damage inside the octagon so I’m eager to get going and continue. If I look at the run I had up to Eddie Alvarez when I won the second world title, it was consecutive bouts. Bout, bout, bout, so I went into that Eddie Alvarez fight sharp, aware, fully prepared. And what happened that night, one of the greatest performances in any title fight ever in the UFC. So that’s what we are looking to continue on in the next time. Again, analyse what went wrong in the past, analyse what went right in the past, use it to go forward to the future.”