Conor McGregor returns to the octagon for the first time in over two years – in a UFC light-weight title fight versus Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Irishman has actually not fought competitively since losing to Floyd Mayweather in a multi-million dollar boxing match in August 2016.
Tonight’s mixed martial arts bout between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, is being shown live on Full MMA Videos.
The pair both made the 155lb limit on Friday early morning but stress threatened to boil over at the ritualistic weigh-in for UFC 229 at the last stare down later on in the day at the T-Mobile Arena.
As they entered into their combating presents, McGregor brought his arms down on Nurmagomedov before aiming a kick at his bitter rival after being beckoned forward by the Russian.
Nurmagomedov appeared unflustered by the shenanigans or another barracking from a crowd mainly supporting McGregor, whose entourage on to the stage at the place consisted of the rap artist Drake draped in an Irish flag.
McGregor made one last attempt to charge at Nurmagomedov but the fighters were held back from each other by a crowd of security personnel.
McGregor then turned his attention to the thousands in attendance, the arena a sea of the green, white and orange colors of Ireland, and appeared to savor their support as he prepares for his very first UFC bout in almost two years.
” It’s great to be back,” he said. “UFC fans it’s excellent to be back. The king is home.”
Nurmagomedov was greatly booed at the open exercises and the press conference earlier this week, so it came as little surprise when he was once again subjected to jeers from the crowd.
The unbeaten Nurmagomedov is making the very first defense of the light-weight title he won in April by outpointing late replacement Al Iaquinta, taking his expert record to 26-0 as a result.
He has actually had a hard time to make weight in the past, a lot of memorably being withdrawn from a contest versus Tony Ferguson last year by doctors, however there appeared to be no problems this time around.
This weekend’s event has actually been billed as the greatest in the UFC’s history and is forecast to set a brand-new criteria in pay-per-view buys for the organization.
McGregor’s comeback is unquestionably a factor that, the 30-year-old set to compete in MMA for the first time considering that November 2016, when he beat Eddie Alvarez to become the only fighter to all at once hold 2 UFC titles.
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