Conor McGregor to Fight in UFC 229 on October 6

Conor McGregor to Fight in UFC 229 on October 6

The details of why the incident took place have never been made public, but it set-in-motion a insane couple days in Brooklyn that ended up with McGregor spending a night in jail. Diaz vented his frustration that White supported McGregor while the Irishman was going through a similar circumstance with Showtime and Mayweather, but that White didn't give him the same support in public and also claimed that Diaz was turning down fights.

The pair will fight for the lightweight title, with McGregor putting his 21-3 record up against Nurmagomedov's superior mark of 26-0.

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

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Conor McGregor is set to face Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 6 in Las Vegas in what could be the biggest fight in UFC history.

McGregor never defended either belt. He left the octagon for a fight against Floyd Mayweather in the Boxing ring, which the Irish lost by TKO in the 10th round.

The UFC dramatically announced the matchup on Friday with a promotional video to close a news conference promoting its fight cards for the rest of 2018.

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There's also a compelling November 3 co-main event bout at Madison Square Garden between McGregor's heated lightweight rival Nate Diaz and gritty Dustin Poirier, who has claimed three fight-of-the-night and one performance-of-the-night bonuses in his last four bouts. "But the fight is done, October, Las Vegas, it's on ladies and gentlemen". McGregor's standing as one of the most bankable stars on the planet probably helped his cause, too, and the build-up to this event promises to be intriguing, at the very least. When asked by ESPN about Diaz's tweet, UFC White said: "I have no idea (what that means)".

"And obviously for Conor, coming back from a two-year layoff, in my opinion - and it's insane to say this because of how popular he is around the world - but he's one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC".

"It's time to go, so it's time to go", Diaz said. "However, I think legacy-wise, I don't think he's the guy that legacy-wise". "It's good to have Nate back".

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Nurmagomedov, whose rise to prominence has been more of a slow burner in comparison to McGregor, was touted as an opponent when his foe first became lightweight champion.

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