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

Aug 05, 2018, 08:25
Conor McGregor returning to the UFC in October for lightweight title bout

McGregor will avoid jail time and instead serve five days of community service and attent anger management classes.

After a confrontation between associates of the pair, McGregor gatecrashed a Nurmagomedov press conference in NY in April.

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.

In a video interview this week, the San Jose-based Nurmagomedov touted his belt and his dominance in pushing the UFC to properly pay him in accordance with McGregor, the organization's leading draw.

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

"For the fight with McGregor Khabib Nurmagomedov will receive a record sum for a Russian fighter competing in mixed martial arts", he said.

The announcement was made during the UFC's 25th anniversary press conference where the fighting promotion laid out the events for the rest of 2018.

McGregor was of course last seen in the boxing ring as he was well beaten by Floyd Mayweather but he is clearly eager to head back to the Octagon to regain what he believes is rightfully his.

UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier chats with Brett Okamoto about the decision of waiting on a potential title shot in favor of taking on Nate Diaz at UFC 230 in November at Madison Square Garden.

McGregor's comeback is not the only must-watch UFC event coming up on BT Sport however. He blamed an unspecified lawsuit as a reason he was gone from the UFC for so long.

Negotiations for the biggest fight in UFC history are now ongoing and a deal is expected to be reached in the coming days. "I don't know why nobody told you guys that".

October 6th in Las Vegas is the date and location the UFC want for the fight according to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, and that date would match up with Kenny's flight details. In the interim, Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken the lightweight division by storm.

Added Poirier: "We're going to show up, I promise you that".