Conor McGregor announces comeback.
Conor McGregor is fighting his way back into the headlines with a piece of news that isn’t rife with controversy. After being away from active competition for the past year, it seems like Conor McGregor is ready to scratch that fighting itch.
After suffering a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor took a long hiatus to lick his wounds. He’s been calling for a rematch against Khabib ever since, but the UFC Lightweight champion, as well as the organization, have refused to grant McGregor’s wish.
Now, Conor McGregor has taken it upon himself to announce that he’ll be making a return to action in January 18, 2020. McGregor made an impromptu announcement in Moscow, Russia stating as much as well as what his approach will be in his upcoming training camp.
This announcement comes in the wake of recent sexual assault allegations, the second alleged account against the former two-division UFC champion. While no wrong doing has been proven against McGregor, this second allegation is beginning to build a trend against the MMA superstar. Of course, Conor McGregor is innocent until proven guilty, but it must be admitted that it’s not a good look for the man who was once, and arguably still is, the biggest name in mixed martial arts.
No opponent has been confirmed for this supposed match in January.
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