ESPN reported yesterday that UFC president Dana White confirmed that former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor (21-3-0) has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC.
White initially mentioned the deal was for eight fights, but later corrected himself.
The deal includes the promotion of McGregor’s newest whiskey, Proper Whiskey, as a sponsor for his fights.
McGregor will return to the octagon for the first time in nearly two years at UFC 229. He is the company’s first concurrent featherweight and lightweight champion. His last contest was a second-round finish of Eddie Alvarez that won him the lightweight belt. He was stripped of the belt due to inactivity, where Nurmagomedov later claimed it at UFC 223 in April by defeating Al Iaquinta.