UFC 246 Is Starting To Look Pretty Stacked
Conor McGregor's return to UFC is sure to excite most MMA fans but the Notorious isn't the only fight to get excited about on the night.
On January 18th McGregor returns to action for the first time in over a year, and the first time since his infamous loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, when he takes on Donald Cerrone.
Whether you like Conor or not there's no doubt that his return will be hotly anticipated, especially getting into the octagon with a UFC legend like Cerrone and fighting at welterweight.
However whilst McGregor is likely to be the main event, in and out of the cage, there's some other very good matchups lower down the card.
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is due to drop back down from welterweight to lightweight, after fighting Nate Diaz back in August, to take on Brazilian Carlos Diego Ferreira, who is on a five fight winning streak.
Holly Holm, former UFC Women's bantamweight champion, will also be in action on the night, taking on sixth ranked Raquel Pennington.
Both women have recent losses against two weight division champion Amanda Nunes and will be looking to climb back to the top of the rankings in an attempt to take on the dominant champ again.
Speaking to MMA Fighting recently, McGregor's coach Owen Roddy said the Irishman was more motivated than he's been in ages, saying, "I think it's great seeing Conor back enjoying what he's doing, that's the more important thing for me, for everybody and for Conor.
"You can see it in him - he's enjoying it.
"I don't know, he's had a crazy couple of years man...I don't know how he copes...nobody knows how he deals with what he deals with because there is so much...I can only imagine.
"...When people see that, they're going to say, 'That's the Conor we fell in love with.'"
The 31-year-old will be hoping that all the headlines about him around and coming out of the fight are all positive after a couple of years of negative stories.
He also needs some momentum in terms of his MMA career with the loss to Khabib being preceded by his loss in boxing to Floyd Mayweather, his last win was in November 2016.