As expected, Dana White hosted the UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference, and he was joined on stage by a litany of MMA fighters, including Tyron Woodley, Darren Till, Nicco Montano, Valentina Shevchenko, Derek Brunson, and Israel Adesanya.
The former double-weight champion is all set to face Russia's undefeated MMA sensation and reigning lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) at UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 6. A promotional video was then screened to officially announce the bout, drawing a rapturous response from those in attendance as White added: "They're not here unfortunately". However, considering that fight takes place on October 6, a one or two-month turnaround to fight arguably the greatest fighter to ever grace an Octagon might be too much of an ask for the victor.
It's not hyperbole to say the fight will probably be the biggest-seller in the history of mixed martial arts.
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It's the ideal fight for McGregor to come back to, because it's the most unsafe. McGregor, though, never defended the strap as he courted a boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather, leaving a vacuum in the division. "We're literally having a big meeting on Monday to get this stuff in order and get it going".
McGregor first fired off an incendiary tweet and, following an alleged confrontation between his friend Artem Lobov and Nurmagomedov, gatecrashed the media day for UFC 223.
Footage appeared to show him rushing a bus on which Nurmagomedov was a passenger.
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The 30-year-old later turned himself into police and last month pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, meaning he will serve five days of community service and undergo anger management classes.
In a video announced posted to Twitter Friday, the UFC touted the highly anticipated matchup between McGregor and Nurmagomedov, with UFC President Dana White declaring "The fight is done".
Diaz didn't seem happy about the surprise announcement of McGregor's next bout. But with McGregor back in the octagon, and his mouth back selling the fight, there's a good chance that the personal bad blood between these two fighters leads to one of the highest-selling PPVs the company has ever had.
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