UFC 229 Main Card Stream: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov will have to defend his title in the UFC lightweight championship. He will go to the octagon against one of the most odious MMA fighters Conor McGregor. The venue of this fight is Las Vegan. The fight is scheduled on the 6th of October. It is worth noting that there has been an extremely difficult relationship between the fighters. Both Khabib and Conor have never hidden their animosity against each other.
Both the Russian and Irish fighters have insulted each other at the slightest opportunity, and this opposition has been lasting a very long period of time.
The meeting of these fighters in the octagon has been long waited for. Fans of mixed martial arts are looking forward to the fight between the hardened opponents.
Dana White, who occupies a leading position in UFC, has also talked about the upcoming fight. He has noted that there are no special difficulties in the organization of the duel. Yes, there have been certain points, especially with regard to the financial component, and most of the requirements in this matter have been raised by Khabib.
The latter has repeatedly talked about a strong desire to meet in the octagon with Conor, though he believes that he needs to be paid a sufficient amount of money for the fight, as he has a certain status in mixed martial arts. Khabib has declared several times that he won’t allow UFC and McGregor just to use his name and not to pay enough money for the fight.
Nevertheless, the date of fight is already defined, the parties have signed the contract. It means that UFC, Khabib and Conor have managed to agree on all nuances of carrying out the fight, including its financial side. Dana White is making big bets on this meeting. According to his opinion, the fight between these two great fighters won’t attract less attention from the audience than the meeting between Mayweather and McGregor.
The Russian and Irish fighters haven’t made any comments about the fight. It can be explained by the fact that there is a lot of time left.
We know only that both fighters are plunged into training process and preparation for fight. There are some statements from the athletes from time to time, but the situation will begin to accelerate and passions will heat up directly with the approach of the fight.
There was an interesting reaction of McGregor immediately after the announcement of the results of the negotiations and the date of the fight. The Irishman published a video online in which he comes out of the darkness and at the same time laughs angrily.
If we speak directly about the duel between McGregor and Nurmagomedov, then it is a title fight. To date the native of Dagestan is the champion of UFC in the featherweight. He received the championship belt as a result of a victory over Al Iaquinta. It was in April, 2018, within five-round fight. Since that time, Khabib hasn’t come to the octagon to defend his title. Nowadays, there is not a single defeat in his track record.
There are no unambiguous favorites in this meeting. You need to understand that this is a professional sport, so there are equal chances of winning for each of the fighters. At the same time, most experts agree that it is the Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov who has the most chances of winning. After all, the latter is younger and is in great physical shape. The fighter has also a lot of experience. Moreover, Conor hasn’t come to octagon for two years.