Onor’The Notorious’ McGregor will create his Octagon reunite Saturday night to face undefeated lightweight winner Khabib’The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov in the UFC 229 major event at T-Mobile Center at Las Vegas.
This is the fight mixed-martial arts lovers have been waiting for, one that pits two savages on top of their game and in the prime of their careers. Toss in a great deal of bad blood, a crazy bus attack that resulted in McGregor’s arrest in New York City earlier this year, and you get a dream matchup that’s most likely just the first chapter of the bitter rivalry.
McGregor has just lost once through his 10-fight UFC tenure, falling to Nate Diaz through second-round submission at UFC 194 in a welterweight contest that has been put together 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 success in their rematch at UFC 202. Less than three months later from the UFC’s debut in NYC at Madison Square Garden, McGregor scored a second-round knockout win over Eddie Alvarez to catch the promotion’s 155-pound strap.
Since the Nov. 12 of 2016 triumph over Alvarez, however, McGregor hasn’t stepped foot at the Octagon. He wisely 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 put himself up for life with a payday that has been allegedly in the $100 million community.
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