Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Announced For UFC 229

Roman Schwartz
August 5, 2018

The 30-year old Irish superstar recently plead guilty to a single violation of disorderly conduct as part of a plea deal that involves no jail time and will not affect McGregor's travel visa.

Diaz had little to say during the press conference, but he still managed to send a loud statement as a hype reel played over the fighters to announce McGregor-Nurmagomedov.

Former two-weight world champion McGregor has wanted to face Nurmagomedov for some time.

So should Nurmagomedov and McGregor put pen to paper in the next few days, their bout could very well be announced at the event.

The UFC did not disclose the terms of the fight agreement.

"For the fight with McGregor Khabib Nurmagomedov will receive a record sum for a Russian fighter competing in mixed martial arts", he said. When the UFC stripped McGregor of his belt Dana White said he would be the first to challenge for the title back when he was ready to return. However, instead of defending either the featherweight or lightweight title, McGregor opted for a boxing match with undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather.

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Not everyone is happy about the title fight, Nate Diaz who was at the press conference, walked out when the announcement was made.

"I'd love to fight in Madison Square Garden again, but I believe this one will be in Las Vegas".

The UFC fighter is as famous for his concussive striking power as he is for his memorable microphone skills, his flambouyant dress sense, and his taste for a night on the town.

McGregor's comeback is not the only must-watch UFC event coming up on BT Sport however. "I don't know why nobody told you guys that".

This is going to be one hell of a fight!

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 fight. In the interim, Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken the lightweight division by storm.

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