Onor’The Notorious’ McGregor will make his Octagon reunite Saturday night to face undefeated lightweight champion Khabib’The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov at the UFC 229 major event at T-Mobile Center at Las Vegas.
This is the battle mixed-martial arts lovers are waiting for, one that pits two savages at the very top of their game and in the prime of their livelihood. Toss in a great deal of bad blood, a wild bus assault that led to McGregor’s arrest in New York City earlier this year, and you get a dream matchup that’s probably just the first chapter of this bitter rivalry.
McGregor has just lost once through his 10-fight UFC tenure, falling to Nate Diaz via second-round entry at UFC 194 at a welterweight contest that has been assembled on less than two weeks of note when then-lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos was forced off the card due to a foot injury.
The Dubliner avenged that defeat with a majority-decision victory in their rematch at UFC 202. Less than three months after in 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 victory over Alvarez, however, McGregor has not stepped foot at the Octagon. He sensibly cashed in on a chance to fight Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 of 2017. McGregor lost by 10th-round KO to the undefeated Mayweather, but he set up himself for life using a money back that has been allegedly in the $100 million community.
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