Conor McGregor returning to the UFC in October for lightweight title bout

Conor Mc Gregor Khabib UFC

Conor Mc Gregor Khabib UFC

The Russian fighter's father and lifelong coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, says he hopes nothing similar to the incident in Brooklyn unfolds in the build-up to the fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 6.

This battle should be the most anticipated event of the year and will be part of UFC 229.

Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor is all set to return to the Octagon after almost a two-year hiatus from Mixed Martial Arts. He left the octagon for a fight against Floyd Mayweather in the Boxing ring, which the Irish lost by TKO in the 10th round. Step forward Nurmagomedov, the man from Dagestan who claimed the vacant 155lb strap by beating Al Iaquinta in April to extend his MMA record to 26-0. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in a fleeting court appearance, and was handed a punishment of five days' community service.

"And obviously for Conor, coming back from a two-year layoff, in my opinion - and it's insane to say this because of how popular he is around the world - but he's one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC".

Nurmagomedov had won the lightweight title UFC 223 in April. "It's the weirdest thing I've ever seen".

It's official, Conor McGregor will challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title in October. Khabib is ready to meet him to fight anywhere in the world.

The UFC fighter is as famous for his concussive striking power as he is for his memorable microphone skills, his flambouyant dress sense, and his taste for a night on the town. The popular Diaz (19-11) hasn't fought since that majority-decision loss to McGregor in August 2016, but he agreed to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight bout in NY at UFC 230 on November 3.

"I'm not fighting on that show", Diaz tweeted moments after stepping off stage, adding an expletive directed toward the UFC.

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