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Conor McGregor has set his sights on Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz after announcing his return to UFC.

Conor McGregor has set his sights on Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz after announcing his return to UFC. The Irishman has not fought in mixed martial arts company since losing to the unbeaten Russian in October 2018. But on Thursday McGregor stated his intentions to return to action on January 18 and, eventually, secure a rematch with Nurmagomedov. During a lengthy press conference in Moscow, McGregor hinted he was ready for a rematch but said he was "not waiting around for that man". He then said: "I would like to announce to the public, the return of the 'Notorious' Conor McGregor will take place on January 18 in the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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UFC news: Conor McGregor sets sights on Khabib and Diaz fights

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McGregor has a 21-4 record in the UFC and in 2016 became the first fighter to hold belts in two of the company's weight categories at the same time. He has fought just once in the octagon since then – the Nurmagomedov fight – but lost to Floyd Mayweather in a professional boxing bout in August 2017. With his focus firmly back on MMA, McGregor outlined his plan for his comeback following his January date in Las Vegas – with a third fight against Nate Diaz and an eventual rematch with Nurmagomedov his main aims. I will then look to compete against the winner of Nate Diaz-Jorge Masvidal. "Obviously I have history with Nate Diaz, we are set to make the trilogy bout. I feel Nate will get the better of that one. "Then I will seek the Moscow bout and it will be against the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. "We want this bout in Moscow. The people in Russia deserve this bout to take place. The people of the world deserve this bout to take place. I will have no injuries, I will have no alcohol, I will have no outside influences, I will be fully focused, exactly what the people deserve.