Conor McGregor returning to the UFC in October for lightweight title bout

Макгрегор і Нурмагомедов домовилися про бій відома дата- 24 Канал

McGregor is set to return to the UFC octagon this year, potentially against Russian foe Khabib Nurmagomedov.

At 26-0, Russia's Nurmagomedov has been untouchable as a pro, and his recent wins over Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza and Al Iaquinta have only strengthened his place as one of the greatest lightweights ever.

McGregor (21-3) won the featherweight and lightweight championships during his meteoric MMA career, but he hasn't fought in the UFC since taking the 155-pound lightweight belt from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.

"Let's wait to see what the exact sum is that the fighters get, it will be officially announced by the UFC", he added.

Negotiations for the biggest fight in UFC history are now ongoing and a deal is expected to be reached in the coming days.

Nurmagomedov was the intended target of McGregor's wrath after a previous spat between the fighters' camps.

The incident resulted in two felonies filed against McGregor, who ultimately pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct count last month that kept him out of jail. As expected, McGregor's opponent will be none other than UFC Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor didn't immediately react to the bout announcement on social media.

Since then, McGregor's return to the UFC has been teased but the two sides couldn't come to an agreement.

Diaz had little to say during the press conference, but he still managed to send a loud statement as a hype reel played over the fighters to announce McGregor-Nurmagomedov.

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

"UFC President Dana White, and more than a dozen fighters competing in upcoming events, will participate in a special press conference in celebration of the organization's 25th anniversary season on Friday, August 3rd at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles".

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