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Conor McGregor will make his eagerly-awaited UFC return on January 18 in Las Vegas.
The 31-year-old, who hasn't fought since his submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October, has announced he'll return to the famed Octagon on January 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"I would like to announce the return of The Notorious Conor McGregor will take place on January 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada so that is my comeback," he said at his Moscow press conference.
BREAKING: Conor McGregor will fight next on January 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada pic.twitter.com/Wbk0h5Jg4k
- Denis Geyko (@DenisGeykoRT) October 24, 2019
McGregor didn't name an opponent but he has agreed a deal with UFC to return to action early next year.
He pushed for a bout with Frankie Edgar for UFC 245 on December 12, but the promotion turned down the proposed fight.
Speaking at a media event in Ukraine on Tuesday, McGregor said: "For me, I am looking at-I used to fight every couple of weeks before the UFC came, then it was every couple of months.
"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."
The Irishman is eyeing match-ups with the winner of Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz as well as the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson.