Talks have taken place between Conor McGregor’s team and Donald Cerrone over a UFC bout in January.
Donald Cerrone has put the pressure on Conor McGregor to “sign the deal” after the Irishman announced his UFC comeback.
McGregor, a former two-weight world champion, revealed last week during an event in Russia he intended to return to the octagon on January 18, though he did not offer any information on an opponent.
The fight would be the 31-year-old’s first since he was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title bout in October 2018.
Cerrone claimed McGregor’s representatives have been in touch and has now urged them to push forward and finalise terms.
“I think it’s gonna happen this time,” Cerrone told TMZ Sports. “I really do. Conor’s really serious about making a comeback.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 25, 2019
“It’s gonna be a fun fight! He’s a great fighter. I’m not taking anything away from him by any means, he’s got a lot of punching power and it should be a good time.
“Sign the damn deal, man, let’s get this done!”
Cerrone and McGregor were reportedly slated to meet in 2019 but the fight was cancelled for unknown reasons.