Why McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov is the ideal fight

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Announced For UFC 229

Conor McGregor to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

When asked by ESPN's Brett Okamoto whether he knew why Nate Diaz was upset, UFC President Dana White said: "I have no idea".

The fight, announced at UFC's 25th anniversary press conference, will take place at UFC 229 and BT Sport is the only place to watch the Irishman's comeback in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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.

Those include a September 8 pay-per-view card in Dallas headlined by the Tyron Woodley-Darren Till welterweight title fight and a December 29 card in Las Vegas likely to feature a fight between women's champions Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes, although negotiations continue.

It's not hyperbole to say the fight will probably be the biggest-seller in the history of mixed martial arts.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has once again reiterated his desire to disfigure Conor McGregor when he finally gets his hands on the former UFC lightweight champion.

Two words: McGregor's back.

Why? First of all, there's the fact that Nurmagomedov now carries around the lightweight championship belt. Nurmagomedov (26-0) won the Lightweight belt in Brooklyn on April 7 by defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision, after McGregor was stripped of it for inactivity.

Once McGregor resolved to return to the octagon earlier this year, Nurmagomedov was the obvious choice to be his next opponent - but the biggest obstacle to this bout appeared to be money. Yeah, we had a good time.

The 30-year-old later turned himself into police and last month pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, meaning he will serve five days of community service and undergo anger management classes.

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United States media then reported that the USA president had been involved in the initial statement his son issued on the meeting. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere .

Should he be allowed to fight then?

There have been rumors this potential fight between McGregor and GSP before and with the UFC wanting huge fights, it wouldn't be a shock to the system to see this booked.

Nate Diaz last fought in the UFC nearly two years ago in a five-round war with Conor McGregor.

Well it seems like Conor McGregor's Irish lawyer may have confirmed the date and location for his bout with Nurmagomedov.

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