Despite fighting just once in the Octagon in the last three years, Conor McGregor remains the most famous figure in mixed martial arts today. The former simultaneous UFC featherweight and lightweight champion is the promotion's premier pay-per-view draw, and proved his crossover appeal when he fought Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match that became a global spectacle. McGregor's long-awaited next fight is on January 18th against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC 246, and to get in gear for his big return, he's debuted a new training video sure to get his fans excited for what's to come.
While McGregor hasn't fought in the UFC since October 2018 and has gotten into some unfortunate scuffles with fans since thene, nobody is doubting that the Irishman will come out and put on a show. "The Notorious" has taken long breaks before and has come back incredibly strong. Furthermore, with a career record of 21-4 in MMA, McGregor should never be doubted.
The UFC is certainly happy that he is back, as McGregor's outlandish personality and flair have no true equal in the sport. He's given the promotion many of its highest pay-per-view numbers of all time, and aims to provide many more.
For those who have never watched McGregor in a bout before, it's never too late to get caught up (or say a prayer for Jose Aldo).
We should all be incredibly glad that we don't have to go five rounds with this guy. You'd have to be as crazy as Cowboy Cerrone to want such a thing.
January 18th is the big day. Mark those calendars, fight fans.