Onor’The Notorious’ McGregor will create his Octagon return Saturday night to face undefeated lightweight champion Khabib’The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229 major event at T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas.
This is the battle mixed-martial arts lovers are waiting for, one which pits two savages on top of their game and at the prime of their livelihood. Toss in a ton of terrible blood, a crazy bus assault that led to McGregor’s arrest in New York City earlier this season, and you receive a dream matchup that is probably only the first chapter of the bitter rivalry.
McGregor has only lost once through his 10-fight UFC tenure, falling to Nate Diaz via second-round submission at UFC 194 in a welterweight contest that has been assembled on less than two months of notice if then-lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos was forced off the card because of a foot injury.
The Dubliner avenged that defeat with a majority-decision success in their rematch at UFC 202. Less than three months later in the UFC’s introduction in NYC at Madison Square Garden, McGregor scored a second-round knockout win over Eddie Alvarez to capture the advertising’s 155-pound strap.
Since the Nov. 12 of 2016 victory over Alvarez, nevertheless, McGregor hasn’t stepped foot at the Octagon. He wisely cashed in on a chance to fight Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 of 2017. McGregor lost by 10th-round KO to the undefeated Mayweather, but he set up himself for life using a payday that was reportedly in the $100 million community.
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