It was announced on Friday night that the controversial Irishman's grudge match with Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov will be the headline act of UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas. It's gonna be a big fight.
The last time McGregor was in the Octagon, he scored a 2nd round knockout over lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to become the first fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously. I don't think the UFC will let me fight for the title at 155.
McGregor will enter the octagon on October 6 in Las Vegas to face undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. As expected, Dana White hosted the UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference, and he was joined on stage by a litany of MMA fighters, including Tyron Woodley, Darren Till, Nicco Montano, Valentina Shevchenko, Derek Brunson, and Israel Adesanya.
It's the flawless fight for McGregor to come back to, because it's the most risky.
McGregor's comeback is not the only must-watch UFC event coming up on BT Sport however. McGregor, though, never defended the strap as he courted a boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather, leaving a vacuum in the division.
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Nurmagomedov claimed the vacant belt by defeating Al Iaquinta - a late stand-in after the withdrawals of Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway - by unanimous decision, and his first defence will be against McGregor. "We're literally having a big meeting on Monday to get this stuff in order and get it going". Video footage showed McGregor hurling a hand truck at a bus on which Nurmagomedov was a passenger after a press conference at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Should he be allowed to fight then?
McGregor had made his professional boxing debut previous year where he fought superstar Floyd Mayweather in what was considered one of the biggest crossover bout. But it seems time and no lack of contrition from McGregor has softened the UFC president's stance as he told ESPN: "Conor came and did what he did and didn't expect the results that happened".
Negotiations for this bout dragged on for many weeks while McGregor argued a highly lucrative deal, even demanding an ownership stake in the UFC in exchange for returning to the cage, and Nurmagomedov also asked for a hefty raise.