Conor. Is. Back.
The UFCFriday that Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon in a lightweight title fight against champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas on Oct. 6.
McGregor hasn’t fought in the UFC since beating then-lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in November 2016 to become the first-ever fighter to simultaneously hold two belts.
The Irishman had both his featherweight and lightweight belts stripped while he was occupied with a boxing superfight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. In the interim, Nurmagomedov has become the face of the 155-pound division, beating Edson Barboza and Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision.
McGregor infamously attacked a bus containing Nurmagomedov on April 5 in retaliation for an earlier confrontation between the Russian’s team and McGregor associate Artem Lobov. McGregor went on a rampage that ended with him throwing a dolly at the bus, injuring several fighters and sending the UFC 223 card into chaos.
McGregor agreed to a plea deal on July 26 that resulted in no jail time, leaving him free to make his UFC return.
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