The i newsletter News for free thinkers Email address: If prizefighting was the favourite hobby of polite society, Conor McGregor would not be returning to the octagon this weekend for what is expected to be the biggest fight in MMA history.
He would have been dressed in sackcloth by the UFC and cattle-pronged down Las Vegas boulevard for the way he behaved since fighting Floyd Mayweather last year. First, he vaulted the cage, pushed a referee and slapped an official at a Bellator MMA event. Just when it seemed safe to pop a head out, the former featherweight and lightweight champion squared up to a tonne bus, shattering one of its windows with a steel dolly.
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On that bus was his opponent in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Khabib Nurmagomedova Dagestani bogeyman who has never lost a round never mind a fight in his UFC career. Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: Fight date, time and how to watch UFC on TV and live stream So fighting is not lawn bowls and a man like McGregor has managed to create for himself a set of rules that can be condensed into one rule: McGregor does whatever the hell he wants.
In contrast, the entire UFC roster drew three million buys for the whole of And that roster is made up of fighters. To make money, make people care.
Khabib vs McGregor will take place on 6 October The fight takes place in Las Vegas, which means it’s going to be a very late night (or very early morning) for all British fight fans. Where is UFC ? Like most of the UFC’s big events, UFC will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. It’s the same venue that staged Mayweather vs McGregor, as Nurmagomedov’s unanimous decision victory over Edson Barboza back in December Nurmagomedov and McGregor fight on 6 October (Getty). What TV channel is it on? The fight will be screened live on BT Sport, although the channel ha. CONOR MCGREGOR was involved in an eventful fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC but where is the Irishman now? It was McGregor’s first appearance inside the octagon for nearly two years following his adventure into the boxing world. He was bidding to win back the lightweight belt that was stripped of him but the night didn’t go to plan for the charismatic Dublin star. McGregor looked dangerous in some of the striking exchanges but didn’t have an answer to Khabib’s wrestling skills. Khabib worked McGregor into a rear choke-hold in the fourth round forcing the Irishman to tap out. MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi chats to Joe Molloy about the technicalities of the fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov as the latter earned a.
The fear of failure is too great. McGregor captured imaginations by sharing dreams that seemed outlandish. He laid it on thick with his machine-gun brogue and people lapped it up.