Onor’The Notorious’ McGregor will make his Octagon return Saturday night to face undefeated lightweight winner Khabib’The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov at the UFC 229 major event at T-Mobile Center at Las Vegas.
This is the battle mixed-martial arts fans have been waiting for, one that pits two savages on very top of the game and at the prime of their livelihood. Toss in a ton of terrible blood, a wild bus attack that led to McGregor’s arrest in New York City earlier this year, and you receive a fantasy matchup that’s probably just the first chapter of the bitter rivalry.
McGregor has only lost once through his 10-fight UFC tenure, falling into Nate Diaz via second-round submission at UFC 194 at a welterweight contest that was put together 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 in UFC 202. Less than three months after from 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 triumph over Alvarez, nevertheless, McGregor has not stepped foot in the Octagon. He sensibly cashed in on a opportunity to fight Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 of 2017. McGregor dropped by 10th-round KO to the undefeated Mayweather, but he put up himself for life with a money back that was allegedly in the $100 million community.
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