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Conor McGregor's Lawyer Hints At Date And Location For Khabib Fight

Conor McGregor's Lawyer Hints At Date And Location For Khabib Fight

UFC President Dana White announced the superstar will step in the ring on October 6 in Las Vegas to fight current UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In the immediate aftermath of McGregor's bus attack, White, one of the 30-year-old's biggest supporters, cast doubt on his UFC future.

McGregor (21-3) simultaneously held the featherweight and lightweight championship belts during his meteoric UFC career, but he hasn't fought in MMA since taking the 155-pound lightweight belt from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.

McGregor, speaking with TMZ, revealed a deal for his comeback fight was near to completion nearly two years since his last appearance in the octagon. Nurmagomedov had won the lightweight title UFC 223 in April.

The announcement at Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles - made via a pre-produced video that included footage of the Barclays Center incident - was made at a UFC seasonal news conference to reveal fight cards running through the end of the year.

The details of why the incident took place have never been made public, but it set-in-motion a insane couple days in Brooklyn that ended up with McGregor spending a night in jail.

Nurmagomedov took McGregor's 155lb title in April, with the Irishman stripped of it due to inactivity. "But the fight is done, October, Las Vegas, it's on ladies and gentlemen".

"If it's a money fight, pay me the money", Nurmagomedov said.

We still have two good months before Mcgregor vs. Nurmagomedov throws down inside the Octagon, you may see numerous social media feuds, staredowns and other promotional press conferences all that count to promote this fight. When asked by ESPN about Diaz's tweet, UFC White said: "I have no idea (what that means)".

"I think that we're not going to have any problems with these guys. It's good to have Nate back".

If the title wasn't on the line and it was just a huge fight, St-Pierre says he would still consider facing Nurmagomedov or McGregor because it would definitely add a huge win to his resume as he continues to build his legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time.

Why? First of all, there's the fact that Nurmagomedov now carries around the lightweight championship belt.


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