Conor McGregor Having Press Conference In Russia
Conor McGregor said he wanted the Khabib rematch in Russia. Perhaps he will be vying for that, as he announced he will have a press conference in Moscow.
According to a press release, McGregor will be having a press conference on October 24th. This will take place in Moscow, Russia. However it is not intended to be for him to promote his fighting career. This was a quote from the statement in the release:
“McGregor will meet with reporters on October 24. This is the first such event involving McGregor in Russia. Perhaps he will make statements about his imminent return to the Octagon.”
While they suggest that there could be info on the UFC return of McGregor, that is not his main intent. He will be in Moscow as an ambassador of online sports betting site Parimatch. Therefore, it seems likely that, while he will be asked about his return, much talk will be around this website.
This is will be just the second official interview with Conor McGregor, since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The other time he spoke publicly was in an ESPN interview, where he did not seem himself. It was noted by some fighters that he seemed unfocused, and not mentally healthy. Therefore it will be interesting to see how this press conference will go.
When Conor McGregor does return to the Octagon, it will certainly be a massive occasion. Nevertheless, when he does this press conference on October 24th, we may get more info on when that return could be.