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Conor McGregor returns to UFC with title fight in October

07 August, 2018, 07:26 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Announced For UFC 229

That was until UFC president Dana White revealed the mega-surprise of the afternoon: Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title booked as the main event for UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas.

Nurmagomedov (26-0), who wasn't actually on the bus, won the vacant lightweight belt by beating Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn two days after McGregor's attack, which injured uninvolved fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg.

Our two-year patience, however, is about to be rewarded - because Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov really is a ideal fight.

A out between these two rivals has been on the cards since UFC 223, when McGregor attacked a bus which contained Nurmagomedov.

McGregor and Nurmagomedov will meet in the main event of the UFC 229 pay-per-view show at T-Mobile Arena, the same spot where Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round of their one-sided prizefight. "I'd like to say to my friends, my family and my fans: Thank you for your support", McGregor said outside the courthouse after the judge delivered his punishment.

Regardless of the wild antics that lead up to the fight, the two should make for quite a bout.

Nurmagomedov is a formidable challenger for McGregor in a return from a 23-month break in MMA competition, but McGregor has never backed down from a challenge. White laughed. "He's obviously lost lots of money".




White didn't disclose terms of the deal that was reached.

McGregor has posted several photos on social media this week hyping his physical fitness in advance of the announcement, which neither fighter attended.

Those health problems are almost resolved, and now GSP is looking to take on the victor of McGregor-Khabib ... if the UFC will let him.

McGregor himself has said recently that he would prefer to fight in Madison Square Gardens again, but conceded that he believed his next fight would be in Las Vegas.

The 30-year-old Irishman now has his sights set on winning the lightweight belt for a second time in just his second fight in the division in front of what will undoubtedly be a full crowd.

Well it seems like Conor McGregor's Irish lawyer may have confirmed the date and location for his bout with Nurmagomedov.

The UFC boss added "We have a guy who works here at the UFC who loves the Diaz brothers and he wanted to get this fight done".

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