Conor McGregor will return to the octagon on October 6 in Las Vegas for a title bout against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. A promotional video was then screened to officially announce the bout, drawing a rapturous response from those in attendance as White added: "They're not here unfortunately". Graham Kenny posted to his Instagram story plane tickets to Las Vegas flying out October 5, with a return date to London Gatwick on October 10 along with the caption: "It's on". It's gonna be a big fight.
The UFC veteran also left the conference early as the UFC aired a surprise trailer announcing his rival Conor McGregor's fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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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. McGregor, though, never defended the strap as he courted a boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather, leaving a vacuum in the division. Nurmagomedov (26-0) won the title in April at UFC 223 against last minute challenger Al Iaquinta in a dominating performance that ended with a unanimous decision. It's a legacy upgrade and it's good money, it's going to be a good fight.
Footage appeared to show him rushing a bus on which Nurmagomedov was a passenger.
The 30-year-old was ordered to perform five days' community service last week after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct following a disturbance at a UFC media day in April.
While appearing on Submission Radio, Georges St. Pierre discussed the upcoming Khabib & McGregor fight and indicated that he would be interested in challenging the victor of that bout but doesn't believe UFC will allow it.
After naming major fights for the upcoming months, UFC 229 was curiously omitted, which led to speculation that a McGregor-Nurmagomedov fight would be announcd.