McGregor returns to UFC

I had to change the entire scene’ Conor Mc Gregor criticized for TV show non-appearance

I had to change the entire scene’ Conor Mc Gregor criticized for TV show non-appearance

As the world is now fully aware, a fight that is being called the biggest fight in UFC history will take place October 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada between reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

Nurmagomedov claimed the vacant belt by defeating Al Iaquinta - a late stand-in after the withdrawals of Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway - by unanimous decision, and his first defence will be against McGregor.

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

Conor McGregor will return to the UFC Octagon for the first time in nearly two years in October. Last month he was sentenced to five days of community service in the United States after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. UFC president Dana White downplayed the idea when asked during the conference. These two talented fighters have no love loss between them, and fans are anxious for the bout.

Nurmagomedov is a formidable challenger for McGregor in a return from a 23-month break in MMA competition, but McGregor has never backed down from a challenge.

Unlike former two-division champion, Mcgregor had worldwide media appearances for his bout against Jose Aldo at UFC 189 and on a much larger scale the promotion of Floyd Mayweather bout, this time around there wouldn't be any world tour due to of tight time frame.

Once McGregor resolved to return to the octagon earlier this year, Nurmagomedov was the obvious choice to be his next opponent - but the biggest obstacle to this bout appeared to be money.

White didn't disclose terms of the deal that was reached.

McGregor's comeback is not the only must-watch UFC event coming up on BT Sport however.

"It's time to go, so it's time to go", Diaz said. "In terms of Nate Diaz - they asked me (to fight) Nate Diaz - his legacy is not really an improvement for me because people see me as a victor already and if I win, they will say I look like a bully a little bit because I beat his older brother".

Oddly, Diaz later tweeted that he actually won't be fighting as part of the card.

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