SHOWS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
CONOR MCGREGOR ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE 2.
SIGN READING "CONOR IN MOSCOW OCTOBER 2019 PARI MATCH" 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FIGHTER, CONOR MCGREGOR, SAYING: "I would like to announce to the public the return of the notorious Conor McGregor will take place on Jan.18th in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
So, that is my come back fight.
It is 12 weeks this Saturday, I am in prime physical condition, I have agreed the date with the company as far as the opponent.
I have the opponent's name, but for me, the game I am in and from experience, if I was to give you people the name, which I would love to do, I know that UFC would flip it, because they are a crafty company." 4.
CONOR MCGREGOR POSING IN FRONT OF CAMERAS STORY: Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor plans to return to the UFC octagon in Las Vegas on Jan.
18, he told a media conference in Moscow on Thursday (October 24) , against an opponent he declined to name.
McGregor said he wants three fights in 2020, including rematches with Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated the Irishman in a lightweight title bout last year, the Irishman's most recent MMA fight.
"The return of the 'notorious' Conor McGregor will take place on Jan.
18th in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada ... I am in prime physical condition, I have agreed the date with the company," McGregor told reporters.
"If I was to give you people the name (of the opponent), which I would love to do, the UFC would flip it because they are a crafty company, so for me, here's this one - ask the UFC who the opponent is," he added.
Following that bout, McGregor said he wants a trilogy fight against Nate Diaz, who beat him in March 2016 before McGregor had his revenge with a win in August that year, and then a rematch in Moscow against lightweight champ Nurmagomedov.
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