Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Georges St-Pierre Interested In The Winner Of Khabib/McGregor

I had to change the entire scene’ Conor Mc Gregor criticized for TV show non-appearance Eduardo Munoz Reuters
Betsy Taylor | 07 August, 2018, 07:25

That was until UFC president Dana White revealed the mega-surprise of the afternoon: Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title booked as the main event for UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas.

McGregor (21-3) rose to prominence by first knocking out reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a record 13 seconds in 2015, then becoming the first to hold two belts in November 2016 by knocking out lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the second round at Madison Square Garden.

McGregor's attack was in retaliation to Nurmagomedov, who was on the bus at the time and had confronted McGregor's teammate and friend Artem Lobov at the hotel housing the fighters ahead of UFC 223.

The 30-year-old was ordered to perform five days' community service last week after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct following a disturbance at a UFC media day in April.

"And obviously for Conor, coming back from a two-year layoff, in my opinion - and it's insane to say this because of how popular he is around the world - but he's one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC". These two talented fighters have no love loss between them, and fans are anxious for the bout.

In March, Georges St-Pierre explained on the MMA Hour why he didn't believe he would return to fight Conor McGregor.

"We don't have time for a world tour", UFC president Dana White said at the UFC 227 post-fight press conference. Mayweather vs. McGregor was an event first and foremost, and whether or not a competitive fight ever came out of it was never really the point. White laughed. "He's obviously lost lots of money".


As the former two-division UFC champion embarks on a tour of Australia this week, he spoke about his future after teasing his return to action earlier this year and hinting that he might be ready to fight again before the end of 2018.

The UFC did not disclose the terms of the fight agreement.

In an interview with TMZ, Diaz said the lawsuit was settled a month ago and criticized the UFC for their lack of promotion.

The battle will be far from a cakewalk for McGregor.

Diaz didn't seem happy about the surprise announcement of McGregor's next bout.

Oddly, Diaz later tweeted that he actually won't be fighting as part of the card.

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