Incredible promo for Conor McGregor ahead of Donald Cerrone fight has been released

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UFC fans do not have to wait much longer for the highly-anticipated return of Conor McGregor.

The Irishman has not fought since his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 15-months ago.

Things turned ugly in the aftermath of that bout and McGregor found himself in trouble when he punched Khabib's cousin, Abubakar.

McGregor was banned until April 4, but his return was delayed even further after problems away from the Octagon.

It was announced at the end of last year that he would be fighting Donald Cerrone at UFC 236.

Excitement for the fight is building, which will take place on January 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

That means we are just eight days away from McGregor's return to the sport.

The bout will be shown on BT Sport and they have released a masterful promo centred around McGregor ahead of the fight.

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The two-minute long video is split into two halves. 

The first focuses on his successes while making his way through the ranks.

And the second centres around all of the controversies surrounding him in the past few years before the question is asked: 'Will the real Conor McGregor please stand up?'

It's the best promo we've seen for McGregor's return and you can watch it yourself below:

That's enough to give you goosebumps. The promo has gone down well on Twitter.

@lukespags said: "One of the best promo videos I’ve seen. Amazing."

"This is one of the best promo videos i have ever seen," @Smale45 commented. "Give a 50g’s bonus to whoever made this promo!!!"

@Quickscopez___ wrote: "This sh*t gives me the chills."

And @seancampbell___ simply wrote: "What a f**king promo."

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They all aren't wrong. Great job by BT Sport.

Big names in UFC have already made their predictions ahead of next weekend's clash, including Jorge Masvidal.

"It can go many ways," he told ESPN, per the Daily Mail. "If (Cerrone) just comes out to fight it out, I see Conor winning within the first two rounds.

"Conor is great off the block. He's phenomenal off the start. Cowboy is a slow starter.

"Conor has tremendous speed and timing in the beginning, good power, so I think he can catch him early.

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"If Cowboy comes out to grapple like he has in the past with decent strikers and even good grapplers like Rick Story, who he was able to take down and create a lot of offense like that… if that Cowboy comes out, he can mix things up real nice.

"And then he can start to flow and get into his game of high kicks and punching and being tricky, like a dual threat to Conor."

If McGregor does come out on top, a bout against Masvidal or a rematch against Khabib could be on the cards.

Let's hope we see the best McGregor at UFC 236.

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