Conor McGregor returning to the UFC in October for lightweight title bout

05 August, 2018, 08:29 | Author: Brooke Harris
  • Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Announced For UFC 229

McGregor was arrested, but was sentenced last month to perform five days of community service, avoiding jail time in a plea deal.

Friday afternoon the UFC held a press conference in Los Angeles, California., among the attendees were the main event fighters for the next few months of upcoming events in 2018.

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

That fact has led many to wonder when the most-anticipated fight in all of mixed martial arts will be announced.

Not everyone is happy about the title fight, Nate Diaz who was at the press conference, walked out when the announcement was made. After he took a break to attend the birth of his son previous year, he participated in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and earned a reported $100 million while losing by 10th-round technical knockout.

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

McGregor's comeback is not the only must-watch UFC event coming up on BT Sport however. But once the event wrapped, White presented a video package that announced the return of the UFC's biggest star.

"Khabib will be preparing for the fight in the U.S., in San Jose", he added.

The fight is scheduled to take place at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden on November 3. "This is going to be one of the greatest fights you've ever seen".

The Russian fighter's father and lifelong coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, says he hopes nothing similar to the incident in Brooklyn unfolds in the build-up to the fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 6. "I already won that one twice", Diaz said before storming off the stage as the McGregor-Nurmagomedov presentation was aired.

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