The animosity between the 2 is at a fever pitch. Their Sept. 20 press convention did not embody any followers inside Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in New York Metropolis out of security precautions. The presser resulted in verbal jabs being thrown left and proper, starting from political to non-public barbs in nature, and ending with safety on stage to accompany their tense staredown.
Nurmagomedov (26-0) is considered probably the most dominant fighter within the UFC, defeating each opponent who has are available his path together with his suffocating wrestling. The native of Dagestan received the undisputed title, beating Al Iaquinta in the principle occasion of UFC 223 this previous April.
McGregor (21-3) can be preventing in MMA for the primary time in 23 months. He final captured the light-weight title by way of a win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016 to turn into the first fighter in UFC historical past to carry two belts concurrently. In between then and now, McGregor participated in a boxing match, dropping to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017 by 10th-round TKO.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor had at all times been respectful to one another by means of the years. However every part modified the week of April’s UFC 223 occasion, when Nurmagomedov and his staff surrounded McGregor’s shut pal and teammate, Artem Lobov, ensuing within the light-weight titleholder smacking Lobov at the back of the pinnacle.
Seeing what occurred, McGregor and his associates hopped onto a airplane from Dublin, Eire to Brooklyn, the positioning of the occasion, to confront Nurmagomedov. Issues did not go the way in which McGregor needed them to, as he stormed into the loading dock of the Barclays Heart to look for Nurmagomedov. McGregor wound up throwing a dolly by means of a bus window, meaning to hit Nurmagomedov, however injuring fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg, as a substitute.
McGregor ended up getting arrested. In July, McGregor pleaded responsible to disorderly conduct as a part of a plea take care of the Brooklyn District Lawyer’s Workplace. McGregor was sentenced to 5 days of group service and ordered to attend one to 3 days of anger administration coaching.
McGregor is simply the largest star in fight sports activities and some of the well-liked athletes on this planet. For Nurmagomedov and McGregor, that is past private. Add in the truth that their bout is for the 155-pound title and UFC 229 has the makings to be the largest occasion in MMA historical past.
UFC 229 date, begin time
UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6. Pay-per-view protection begins at 10 p.m. ET. Nurmagomedov and McGregor ought to enter the Octagon round 12:15 a.m. ET.
How you can watch UFC 229
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UFC 229 struggle card
- Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Conor McGregor for Nurmagomedov’s light-weight title
- Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis; Light-weight
- Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes; Mild Heavyweight
- Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov; Heavyweight
- Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig; Girls’s Strawweight
- Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga; Flyweight
- Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger; Girls’s Bantamweight
- Lina Länsberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya; Girls’s Bantamweight
- Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick; Light-weight
- Grey Maynard vs. Nik Lentz; Light-weight
- Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin; Welterweight
UFC 229 newest information
– Georges St-Pierre tells SN why he thinks it is “60-40” Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor.