Conor McGregor is poised to return from a 15-month mixed martial arts (MMA) hiatus this weekend (Sat., Jan. 18, 2020), taking on Donald Cerrone in UFC 246’s five-round ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) Welterweight main event from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s been a rollercoaster ride outside the Octagon for the promotion’s first-ever “champ-champ,” who has not won a sanctioned fight in more than three years.
Unsanctioned? Well, that’s a whole different story (or stories).
Making up for lost promotional time, “Notorious” recently sat down with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani to discuss a smorgasbord of topics. Thankfully, the lengthy video has been earmarked for our collective convenience:
- The improvements he’s made for his well-being: 12:15
- McGregor addresses (and denies) sexual assault allegations: 14:33
- How becoming a father for the second time has changed him: 16:23
- Fighting Donald Cerrone at UFC 246: 24:15
- The destructive build up to his UFC 229 bout vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov: 31:54
- Negotiating a new contract with UFC: 35:40
- Working with Tony Robbins: 40:33
- His aspirations of becoming a billionaire by age 35: 41:47
- Wanting a rematch with Floyd Mayweather and (44:40) having talks about a potential boxing match vs. Manny Pacquiao (details).
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