Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Announced For UFC 229

Conor Mc Gregor Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Announced For UFC 229
Russell Knight | 04 August, 2018, 22:42

The announcement at Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles - made via a pre-produced video that included footage of the Barclays Center incident - was made at a UFC seasonal news conference to reveal fight cards running through the end of the year.

Dustin Poirier, who Diaz is scheduled to fight at UFC 230 on November 3 at Madison Square Garden, jokingly chimed in with a similar tweet, writing, "I ain't fighting on that show either F the ufc".

LOS ANGELES Conor McGregor's two-year hiatus from the UFC will end October 6 when the electric Irishman will meet unbeaten Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight belt, UFC President Dana White announced today.

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. The undefeated Russian won the vacant UFC lightweight title against Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 after then-lightweight champion Tony Ferguson pulled out of a scheduled bout with Nurmagomedov due to an injury suffered days before the event.

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ESPN's Brett Okamoto writes, "Nurmagomedov has replaced McGregor as the most dominant force in the division, and is the No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter in the world according to ESPN".

"I'm not fighting on that show", Diaz tweeted moments after stepping off stage, adding an expletive directed toward the UFC. He blamed an unspecified lawsuit as a reason he was gone from the UFC for so long. Diaz openly questioned whether or not he would even fight Poirer. They're bad mouthing me, saying I turned down fights.

However, in a presser line up that included the returning Nate Diaz and widely regarded number one contender Dustin Poirier, Conor and Khabib were conspicuously absent.

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