McGregor hasn't fought since October 2018 at UFC 229 when UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted the Irishman in the fourth round of the highest-grossing UFC pay-per-view event in history.
Love him or hate him, the return of Conor McGregor is the best kind of news for MMA fans, for precisely that reason.
Even with a knockout win over Cowboy, not many people will buy McGregor as the guy to beat Nurmagomedov, but a big pocket of the combat sports community will once again buy him as one of the best in the world.
That means more big fights to follow — be it against Khabib or Jorge Masvidal some other worthy dance partner.
McGregor kicks off 2020 against popular action fighter Cerrone in a bout that should provide some real action.