Conor McGregor breaks silence after Donald Cerrone UFC 246 fight confirmed by Dana White

Intriguingly, the bout will take place at welterweight, where McGregor has only fought twice before in his bouts against Nate Diaz which he lost via submission and then won on points.

Colorado-born Cerrone has lost his last two fights against Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje heading into the bout but boasts an impressive resume.

He has taken on the likes of Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Eddie Alvarez, Jorge Masvidal and Darren Till in his career – clearly showing he is not one to shy away from a challenge.

He will take on McGregor in the New Year in Las Vegas on what is now expected to be a blockbuster night at T-Mobile Arena.