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Conor McGregor's new physique has fans thinking Donald Cerrone could be a 'dead man walking' when they face off on January 18.
McGregor is set to return to the Octagon for the first time since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018.
His fight with 'Cowboy' will be at welterweight and progress of his new physique has got many fans talking.
The latest images show McGregor looking ripped with the caption '11 days' indicating he's ready for his return bout in Las Vegas.
Fans left comments on the Irishman's Instagram stating they fear for Cerrone.
One user commented: 'He looks huge, just look at his arms.'
Another chimed in with: "Cowboy is a dead man walking."
A third commenter simply said: "The king is back."
It's clear to see that McGregor is taking his return seriously despite his fame outside of MMA.
He wants to make a big splash in his UFC return and is aiming for three fights in 2020.
One potential fight is BMF champion and fellow welterweight Jorge Masvidal.
'Gamebred' enjoyed a successful breakout year in 2019 and regularly went back and forth with McGregor on social media.
Speaking on the Ariel Helwani Show earlier this week, the 35-year-old said he welcomes a future fight with 'The Notorious'.
"Yes, I would want that fight," Masvidal said.
"It's a big money fight. It's a dude that's a two-time division champion. He has some impressive records, and he comes to fight man, so in that aspect, yes.
"And we're going to both f**king sell out wherever we're f**king fighting at, and it's going to be violence."
Masvidal was also asked who he thinks will win McGregor vs Cerrone and he said McGregor could secure an early finish.
"It can go many ways," he told ESPN. "If (Cerrone) just comes out to fight it out, I see Conor winning within the first two rounds."
Jorge Masvidal: "We'll go get the money, because the Conor fight is not always going to be there. [Usman] is always going to be there. Somebody is always going to have that belt."https://t.co/PZPGmO1Vbm
- Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 6, 2020
Should McGregor overcome Cerrone, then Masvidal could be the next natural step.
After that, it's likely the highly anticipated Khabib rematch.
Do you think McGregor's comeback will be a successful one?
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Featured Image Credit: Conor McGregor/Instagram
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