Conor McGregor Hypes up His Return to the Octagon

Published 12/22/2020, 4:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is undoubtedly the biggest star in the UFC. He is also among the most popular athletes in the world, therefore it is no secret that any fight card with ‘The Notorious’ on it does extremely well. 

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Conor McGregor marked his return to the octagon a little over a year after his last fight in October 2018. He took on ‘Cowboy’ at 170 pounds. It took the Irish superstar just 40-seconds to knock out his opponent and make a statement return. 

After his fight, Conor vowed that he would be active and fight multiple times in 2020. However, this would not be the case as the pandemic disrupted events. 

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During this period the UFC and Conor could not come to an agreement and in frustration ‘The Notorious’ announced his retirement from the sport. 

Now, he will return against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. 

Read: ‘Victory awaits’- Dustin Poirier hypes up Conor McGregor rematch 

Will we see Conor McGregor fight more than once in 2021?

Conor McGregor took to Twitter to hype up fans for his return in 2021. He tweeted, “100% offence. 100% defence. Highest PPV. Highest gate. Fastest Main Event KO of the year. 2020. 40 seconds. Roll on 2021! #McGregorSportsAndEntertainment

McGregor also posted a picture of the official PPV numbers of his fight against Donald Cerrone. The projected buys for the event were 1,285,562. The event, however, surpassed projections and sold a whopping 1,353,429 pay-per-views 

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Conor’s fight against Dustin is sure to perform as well, if not better. There is a lot on the line for the two men at UFC 257. The winner will most likely fight for the title next against Khabib Nurmagomedov if he wishes to come back for one last fight. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor (top) fights Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

MMA fans will be hoping that Conor McGregor can fight more than once in 2021 and that he stays active. 

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Do you think Conor McGregor will fight more than once in 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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