Conor McGregor’s return date has been confirmed! The notorious one has spoken – and he has announced that he will be back in action inside the Octagon in 2020! This announcement has been met with a wave of excitement from the fans and they are looking forward to his return. However, a few hours after his announcement, another announcement came from Nate Diaz – which might affect Conor’s comeback and make it even earlier than most expectations! Here’s a closer look at this whole situation
Conor McGregor says he will make his UFC return on 18 January 2020 – despite announcing his retirement from mixed martial arts earlier this year.#UFC
— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) October 25, 2019
McGregor’s Return Plans Revealed: January 2020, and then Khabib!
McGregor announced that he plans to return to action on 18th of January, 2020, which is likely UFC 246, the first PPV of 2019. He then added that he plans to face off against the winner of Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal and ultimately even face Khabib Nurmagomedov to reclaim the UFC Lightweight championship. This clears the fact that McGregor will indeed return in the lightweight division.
However, it has since come to light that Nate Diaz is out of the Diaz vs Masvidal fight. People are now wondering if McGregor is going to move up a division and replace him.
If Conor McGregor steps in no one in the world can dislike him #UFC244
— Shaun Mcphail (@ShaunMcphail1) October 25, 2019
Will McGregor Replace Nate Diaz at UFC 244?
It is highly unlikely that Conor McGregor will move up a division to fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 given that he has had very little time to prepare for the fight and moving up a division requires a lot of training and time. Hence, we don’t see McGregor vs Masvidal happening at UFC 244 in November. Stay tuned with us for more.