Conor Mcgregor’s Return Fight Likely Be In Las Vegas
Former two division champion Conor Mcgregor is one step closer to make a UFC return after avoiding jail time in a recent plea deal. Mcgregor said him and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is very close to agreeing on the fight which he believes to take place in 2018 in Las Vegas.
TMZ caught up with Mcgregor while he was on his way for a workout on the streets on NewYork, Irishman said his next fight is very close to finalizing, likely be in sin city. (Via MMAFighting)
“We’ll see what happens,” McGregor said as he was jogging on the streets of New York. “I’d love to fight in the Garden again. But I believe this one is Las Vegas.”
The UFC is keen to book Khabib vs. Mcgregor in the headliner of UFC 229 pay-per-view card on October 6th in Las Vegas. UFC 232 is another possibility which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena on December 29 respectively.
On being asked if Khabib Nurmagomedov would be his opponent in his comeback fight, Irishman didn’t respond to that. Mcgregor never lost his time inside the Octagon but stripped off his strap by not defending his lightweight title after winning it at UFC 205 against Eddie Alvarez, which later Khabib went on to win it at UFC 223.
Mcgregor and Khabib’s rivalry took a nasty turn during the week of UFC 223 event when Irishman with his members of entourage attacked the fighters bus, left fellow fighters injured. The attack was in retaliation for Khabib when Russian had heated hotel altercation with Mcgregor’s training partner Artem Lobov earlier in the week.
Due to his antics, Mcgregor got arrested charged with a felony and other misdemeanors. Now he’s free to return to Octagon after resolving his court case last week but ordered to serve five days of community service, attend the anger management classes and required to pay restitution for the damage he caused to bus.
Also, Mcgregor said he’s pushing for UFC return by the end of 2018, we are close.
“It’s not official, but we’re close,” McGregor said.
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