McGregor and Nurmagomedov agreed to battle known date


After he took a break to attend the birth of his son previous year, he participated in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and earned a reported $100 million while losing by 10th-round technical knockout.

Of course, McGregor just had to finish out a plea agreement in NY after he went on an all-out assault on a bus back in April in an attempt to get to Nurmagomedov after he was involved in an altercation with Nurmagomedov's teammate Artem Lobov ahead of UFC 223. The 30-year old Irish superstar recently plead guilty to a single violation of disorderly conduct as part of a plea deal that involves no jail time and will not affect McGregor's travel visa.

Nurmagomedov (26-0), who wasn't actually on the bus, won the vacant lightweight belt by beating Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn two days after McGregor's attack, which injured uninvolved fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg.

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UFC president Dana White made the announcement during a news conference Friday (Aug. 3), revealing that McGregor-Nurmagomedov would headline UFC 229 at Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

How will McGregor fare against the Nurmagomedov? "It's the weirdest thing I've ever seen".

Former two-weight world champion McGregor has wanted to face Nurmagomedov for some time.

The accompanying video sets up the fight in stunning circumstances as the biggest name in the sport takes on an undefeated world champion in what is already being described as one of the biggest fights in the history of the cage.

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