BREAKING: Conor McGregor Announces Massive News Ahead of UFC 257

Published 12/24/2020, 11:03 PM EST
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Conor McGregor and Conor McGregor Jr. attend Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


“The Notorious” Conor McGregor will make his much-anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier. Ahead of this mega-fight, McGregor took to social media to announce some big news.

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McGregor, who is a father of two beautiful kids, is expecting a third child with his long-time partner Dee Devlin in 2021. With less than a month left for his important fight at UFC 257, the news of a new-born coming is huge.

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McGregor has been training hard to prepare for his next fight. But with the responsibility of becoming a dad again coming upon his shoulders, one might wonder if this can somehow hinder his performance. He not only has to deal with the birth of his third child but taking care of the family is also important at this point in time.

With all these clashing with his upcoming fight, McGregor certainly needs to find the perfect balance between things. His clash against Poirier is very important if he wants to get back into lightweight title contention.

But now he has yet another significant thing to care about, and that’s his family. Without doubt, McGregor has a great team around him who will help him keep focused in his quest of recapturing lightweight gold.

Conor McGregor is looking to make a mark at UFC 257

McGregor looks like a man on a mission. He wants to become a UFC champion again. The former two-division champion has been looking to get a shot at arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov since his loss at UFC 229.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 11: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor carries his son Conor McGregor Junior during a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute on August 11, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

But with Nurmagomedov’s fighting future uncertain, the Irishman has concentrated on becoming the lightweight kingpin again. McGregor snatched the throne from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

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He is set to face Dustin Poirier for the 2nd time in his career. In their previous meeting at UFC 178, he knocked out “The Diamond” in under 2 minutes. But both fighters have evolved a lot since then, and we can expect a very different contest this time.

Can McGregor handle all the pressure? Let us know what you think.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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