McGregor-Khabib Set For UFC 229
Less than a week after the end of his legal troubles, Conor McGregor has set his return to the Octagon.
The former two division UFC champion will face off against his newest rival and current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, on October 6th at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
Nurmagomedov would win the title at UFC 223, defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision, but the real battle was when McGregor and over a dozen associates would storm Barclays Center during the event’s media day. McGregor would throw a dolly into the window of Nurmagomedov’s bus, leading to McGregor’s arrest and eventual plea deal reached in July, leading to a guilty plea on a single misdemeanor charge and serving community service and undergoing anger management training.
The fight, announced on Friday prior to the UFC 227 weigh-ins, will be McGregor’s first fight in the UFC since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in 2016, and first fight since his 2017 stoppage loss against Floyd Mayweather.