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    A highly-anticipated bout between former two-division champion Conor McGregor and former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone is to headline UFC 246 - an upcoming mixed martial arts event from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor’s official UFC 246 walkout T-shirt has been unveiled, and the image adorning the front of the garment has left fans nonplussed.

    ​With McGregor’s comeback against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas set for 18 January 2020 the UFC has rolled out the official merchandise on its online store, including a McGregor’s black Reebok “Legacy Series” walkout T-shirt, costing $60.

    However, fans have been wondering if it really is McGregor on the front.

    The Irishman appears to be in a fighting stance, arms raised and fists clenched, with the tattoos and stance that fit the profile.

    It’s the seemingly “haggard” features that make the former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion look older than his 31 years that fans have a beef with.

    ​Others even initially thought the image wasn’t of the Irishman at all, but that of UFC “BMF” title holder and rumored future McGregor opponent Jorge Masvidal or maybe Cerrone.

    ​Some fans mockingly suggested that Reebok needed to “drug test their graphic designers”.

    ​The merchandise timed for the UFC 246 was presumably signed off on by McGregor himself or a member of his team, which made fans wonder even more, since the a man usually so meticulous over his appearance was satisfied with it.

    Conor McGregor, right, and Khabib Nurmagomedov face off during a ceremonial weigh-in
    © AP Photo / John Locher
    Conor McGregor, right, and Khabib Nurmagomedov face off during a ceremonial weigh-in

    UFC 246, the upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, features the much-anticipated return of former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who meets Donald Cerrone in the welterweight main event.

    McGregor is believed to be at a crucial juncture in his career, with a win against fan favourite Cerrone, 36, potentially kick-starting the year 2020.


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