LOS ANGELES — Conor McGregor will return to combined martial arts on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas with a bout in opposition to UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The UFC dramatically introduced the matchup Friday to shut a news convention selling the slate of battle playing cards for the remainder of 2018.
McGregor gained the featherweight and light-weight championships throughout his meteoric MMA profession, however he hasn’t fought within the UFC since taking the light-weight belt from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.
McGregor hasn’t competed in any respect since shedding his extremely profitable boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
McGregor additionally has resolved his legal troubles after throwing a hand truck at a bus containing UFC fighters final April. Nurmagomedov was the supposed goal of his misbehavior after a earlier spat between the fighters’ camps.