Mcgregor vs Cerrone Online: Conor McGregor is back this weekend. After losing to Khabib Nurmagemedov in October 2018 — in a rivalry that often went to weird, racially charged areas — McGregor is returning to the octagon at UFC 246 against perennial fan favourite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
The press conference is over, both fighters have now made weight. Now all that’s left is the fight itself.
There are a few different options available to fans looking to purchase the UFC PPV event.
If you’re a new subscriber, you can sign up for a 7-day free trial and purchase the event for $64.99. If you already have an ESPN+ subscription, the event has the same $64.99 price tag.
ESPN+ is also offering a bundle for new subscribers who purchase a year-long subscription that includes UFC 246 for $84.98 total — which is up to 30% off the standard price. Existing members can also upgrade to the $84.98 year-long subscription in order to receive access to UFC 246.
And love him or hate him, there’s nothing quite like a Conor McGregor fight. The build-up, the media, the interviews — McGregor has a way of raising the stakes of every single contest he’s involved in to absolute fever pitch. This time he’s testing his unique high-pressure/counter-punching style against Donald Cerrone, a fighter also known for being involved in entertaining fights. The twist? The fight is at welterweight (170 pounds), not at featherweight (145) where McGregor made his reputation, or lightweight (155) where McGregor was also once champion. Welterweight gives Cerrone, who had a very successful run at 170, a distinct size advantage over McGregor.
In short, this isn’t a tune-up fight. It’s a fascinating match-up that most expect McGregor to win, but this is MMA and anything can happen.McGregor became a worldwide phenomenon and the flagship athlete of the sport during his initial UFC run, becoming the first fighter in the sport’s history to hold two titles at the same time, and one of its biggest earners, headlining 4 of the UFC’s 5 best-selling PPV events.
McGregor’s popularity, or what many would describe as infamy, can be equally attributed to his abrasive attitude. Whether it’s getting into public brawls, multiple sexual assault allegations, or getting charged with battery for attacking a UFC tour bus, the athlete never seems to shy away from controversial headlines. In his return, the Irish native is fighting against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who holds his own UFC records — including the most all-time wins and finishes respectively. While many consider McGregor the favorite, Cerrone has a significant size advantage.
Beyond McGregor and Cerrone, there are other major names taking the stage in Las Vegas. Holly Holm, who is known for dethroning Ronda Rousey in 2015, is facing off in a rematch against Raquel Pennington. Holm previously defeated Pennington in 2015.
Additionally, former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is hoping to bounce back from his recent loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 241 in his new lightweight matchup against Diego Ferreira.The event is being aired through the ESPN+ UFC PPV platform, meaning that you have to purchase the event in addition to being a subscriber to the ESPN+ sports-streaming service.
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It is the first time the Irishman has fought professionally since his controversial fourth-round defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
Despite the welterweight bout being a non-title fight, it is set to break pay-per-view figures, with 31-year-old McGregor saying he will earn a record £80m.
But what has McGregor been up to since his last bout? What do we know about his American opponent? And how can you follow the fight on the BBC?
Here’s everything you need to know about the blockbuster bout.