Brace yourselves for what’s being called as the ‘Biggest fight in UFC’ (Ultimate Fighting Championship) history this October as Conor ‘The Notorious’ takes on his biggest rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor’s comeback is after nearly two years
Since UFC 205 on November 12, 2016, where he won the fight against Eddie Alvarez in the second round, the Irish featherweight champion has been out of the UFC scene although he’s had a remarkable career of 21 wins and three losses. Over the last few weeks, he hinted a comeback on social media, captioning two posts as ‘Click clack I’m back’ and ‘Honey I’m home.” UFC’s President, Dana White, confirmed the fight on his Twitter.
Charges are cleared against McGregor
Following the bus incident between McGregor and his rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov on UFC 223’s media day at Brooklyn, New York, which got two UFC fighters injured, he’s been cleared of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment and the case ended with an agreement, requiring McGregor to perform five days of community service.
McGregor vs Diaz sequel was the biggest fight
Not just his first loss in UFC(three losses overall), the UFC 196 match versus Nate Diaz broke his streak of 15 consecutive wins and McGregor admitted he was “inefficient.” In UFC, 200, the rematch witnessed McGregor winning via majority decision and is regarded as the biggest fight in UFC history, with a whopping 1.65 million pay-per-view buys. The second biggest fight was UFC 200, which attracted 1.6 million pay-per-view buys.