Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor Hype Up January Showdown With Passive-Aggressive Instagram Barbs

It's been long rumored that Conor McGregor would be making his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon in early 2020, and on Friday it was revealed who will stand in the opposite corner.

UFC president Dana White made it official by announcing that McGregor will face Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC 246 on Jan.18 in Las Vegas.

How have the two fighters interacted since? By trading passive-aggressive blows on Instagram to hype up their bout.

As if McGregor returning to MMA wasn't enough to get fans amped, it appears that he and Cerrone will occasionally engage in back-and-forth disputes on social media.

That "bullseye vision" comment from McGregor to jab at Cerrone's "Cowboy" nickname was excellent word play and response to him listing the all-time feats he's amassed across his UFC career.

Did anybody else really expect McGregor to lack confidence here? His arrogance is palpable despite the fact that he hasn't one win in the UFC since knocking out Eddie Alvarez in 2016 to nab his second title.

UFC 246 really can't come soon enough.