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07 August, 2018, 07:26 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Announced For UFC 229

One particular matchup that peaks St-Pierre's interest in the potential to face off with the victor of the upcoming UFC 229 main event between 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.

The UFC dramatically announced the matchup on Friday with a promotional video to close a news conference promoting its fight cards for the rest of 2018.

With the fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov seemingly inevitable, the question remains where and when will the pair face off.

The fight comes as a relief for Dana White and his company, as they were severely lacking in star-power in McGregor's absence and watching pay-per-view numbers decline in the process. Last month he was sentenced to five days of community service in the United States after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct.

Nurmagomedov has been one of the pound-for-pound greats of MMA, racking up 10 consecutive victories since joining the UFC.


"We're pretty confident that we can control what happens", White said. Mayweather vs. McGregor was an event first and foremost, and whether or not a competitive fight ever came out of it was never really the point.

The UFC did not disclose the terms of the fight agreement. McGregor didn't immediately react to the bout announcement on social media.

Those health problems are almost resolved, and now GSP is looking to take on the victor of McGregor-Khabib ... if the UFC will let him. Fight fans were waiting from so long for this fight to be official, and in fact, it will generate massive PPV record, which is now held by Mcgregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch at UFC 202.

"It's time to go, so it's time to go", Diaz said.

The 30-year-old Irishman now has his sights set on winning the lightweight belt for a second time in just his second fight in the division in front of what will undoubtedly be a full crowd.

To add fuel to the fire, Diaz's scheduled opponent at UFC 230, Dustin Poirier, also hit the internet to express the similar sentiment of not taking part in the fight.

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