Conor McGregor coming back to Las Vegas for UFC fight in January

Posted at 12:53 PM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 15:53:40-05

It looks like Conor McGregor is coming out of retirement. His next fight will be in the UFC octagon in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for Jan. 18, according to ESPN.

McGregor's proposed opponent is Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and they will headline UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena.

McGregor (24-1) has not fought since he lost in the fourth round to Khabib Murmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018. Both he and Murmagomedov was suspended after that fight, which was also in Las Vegas.

He announced his retirement via social media in March 2019. Before that, he was arrested in Florida for an incident involving a fan.

The fight on Jan. 18 will be a non-title fight and it will be McGregor's 3rd fight at 170. He previously fought at 145 and 155.

Cerrone's record is 36-13 and he holds the UFC record for most wins and finishes in company history.

Floyd Mayweather recently announced that he was also coming out of retirement. Mayweather said last week that he is working on a "specatular event" with UFC boss Dana White.

McGregor and Mayweather met in a Las Vegas boxing ring in 2018. Mayweather won by TKO.