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McGregor returns to UFC

07 August, 2018, 07:25 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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The biggest fight of 2018 will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 6, as "The Notorious" Conor McGregor returns in an attempt to retake the UFC lightweight title from the hands of unbeaten champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229.

He was stripped of his belt for being inactive and Nurmagomedov subsequently won the 155lb title by beating Al Iaquinta as the Russian extended his winning record to 26 straight fights.

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

McGregor and Nurmagomedov have a checkered history that culminated at the UFC 223 media day in NY when the Irishman infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in a fleeting court appearance, and was handed a punishment of five days' community service.

"This is a very important fight for both fighters", UFC President Dana White told ESPN.

McGregor had initiated the bus attack in response to Nurmagomedov and his team's cornering of Artem Lobov, who is one of the Irishman's good friends, ahead of UFC 223.

McGregor and Nurmagomedov weren't at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles along with the other headlining fighters of the autumn cards, but the announcement of their bout set off wild cheering among the fans.

He is a formidable challenger for McGregor in a return from a 23-month break from MMA competition.

Unlike former two-division champion, Mcgregor had global media appearances for his bout against Jose Aldo at UFC 189 and on a much larger scale the promotion of Floyd Mayweather bout, this time around there wouldn't be any world tour due to of tight time frame.

The Ultimate Fighter victor added that he is not sure if he will fight at UFC 230. Diaz says that White did not have his back while he was battling a lawsuit from his 2016 fight with McGregor.

"It's time to go, so it's time to go", Diaz said.

"Suspended? He hasn't fought in 2 years".

Conor McGregor.Michael Reaves/Getty Images.

As it played, Diaz abruptly left the presser he was at and tweeted "I'm not fighting on that show (expletive) the UFC".

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