Conor McGregor's Lawyer Hints At Date And Location For Khabib Fight

Kenny Grant
August 5, 2018

Poirier also makes his initial prediction for the Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor title fight on October 6 at UFC 229.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is ready to face his toughest opponent to date in his first title defense since winning the belt back in April at UFC 223.

The bout, which will take place at UFC 229, is already being talked about as one of the fights of the year and promotional video for the fight has broken the internet in predictable style.

Nurmagomedov was the intended target of McGregor's wrath after a previous spat between the fighters' camps.

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

McGregor first laid the groundwork for his fight against Nurmagomedov back in April when he attacked a bus full of UFC fighters, including the Lightweight champ, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Nurmagomedov is a formidable challenger for McGregor in a return from a 23-month break in MMA competition, but McGregor has never backed down from a challenge.

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29-year-old Russian Nurmagomedov later invited McGregor to settle things out in the Octagon and it has now become a reality.

White didn't disclose terms of the deal that was reached.

McGregor's comeback is not the only must-watch UFC event coming up on BT Sport however.

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

Diaz didn't seem happy about the surprise announcement of McGregor's next bout.

"UFC President Dana White, and more than a dozen fighters competing in upcoming events, will participate in a special press conference in celebration of the organization's 25th anniversary season on Friday, August 3rd at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles".

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