Conor McGregor, “The Notorious One,” will fight UFC veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on his comeback this weekend at UFC 246.
It’s been over one year since McGregor’s last fight in October 2018, defeated by lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
Right at the end of the fight, McGregor jumped out of the octagon, broke out into a fight with Nurmagomedov’s team in the audience seats. The brawl caused a 6-month suspension to both fighters.
Almost one year later, McGregor was also fined after punching an elderly man in a pub in Dublin, Ireland. The man refused a shot of McGregor’s own whiskey.
McGregor plans to put on a show for the fight.
“I’ll etch my name in stone even deeper on Saturday night,” said McGregor to TSN. “I’m very excited to fight Donald and it’s the beginning of a good stretch of activity.”
Despite McGregor’s reputation, his opponent Cerrone is ready for the fight.
“Everyone says his standup is amazing, so why not go and test it? Everyone says, ‘you want to just stand there, you’re going to get knocked out, that’s such a stupid game, that’s a stupid decision.’ But it’s my decision. It’s my stupidity. Who the f*ck are you to tell me what I can do?” said Cerrone during an interview with Brett Okamoto to ESPN.