It’s finally official! The biggest fight of 2018 inhas been gracefully announced. That’s right! will make his return in a few months.
Following a nearly two-year hiatus from the sport, the former UFC lightweight champion McGregor will challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 for the gold. The Irishmen was last seen inside the Octagon when he dethroned Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title and became a dual-division champion in 2016. Shortly after a superfight with Floyd Mayweather and taking time off from MMA competition to raise his first child, McGregor was stripped of both belts.
As for the Russian, he has been on an undefeated tear since his pro MMA debut. Nurmagomedov last defeated Al laquita, Edson Barboza, Michael Johnson, Darrel Horcher, and Rafael dos Anjos, just to name a small few. A feud with McGregor started a few days before UFC 223 following a confrontation between Nurmagomedov’s team and close McGregor associate Artem Lobov at a hotel in Brooklyn. The Irish sensation showed up at the Barclays Center on April 5 to retaliate. After a violent showdown, he was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.
McGregor’s legal matters was cleared last month and UFC president Dana White announced the match during a press conference on Friday.
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