Khabib vs McGregor set for October 6

Khabib vs McGregor set for October 6

The father and coach of Khabib Nurmagomedov says Conor McGregor should refrain from "provocations" after a bout between the fighters was confirmed for Las Vegas in October.

Nurmagomedov (26-0), who wasn't actually on the bus, won the vacant lightweight belt by beating Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn two days after McGregor's attack, which injured uninvolved fighters Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg.

The 30-year-old was ordered to perform five days' community service last week after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct following a disturbance at a UFC media day in April. Many are expecting big fight announcements including Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov.

That fact has led many to wonder when the most-anticipated fight in all of mixed martial arts will be announced.

McGregor (21-3) simultaneously held the featherweight and lightweight championship belts during his meteoric UFC career, but he hasn't fought in MMA since taking the 155-pound lightweight belt from Eddie Alvarez in November 2016.

McGregor never defended either belt.

McGregor was of course last seen in the boxing ring as he was well beaten by Floyd Mayweather but he is clearly eager to head back to the Octagon to regain what he believes is rightfully his.

UFC chief White has already said he is expecting the bout to sell in the region of 2 million pay-per-view buys, meaning it would beat the current record of 1.65 million for McGregor's second fight with Nate Diaz in August 2016.

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The announcement was made during the UFC's 25th anniversary press conference where the fighting promotion laid out the events for the rest of 2018.

McGregor's comeback is not the only must-watch UFC event coming up on BT Sport however. If there was any doubt that he would return to the UFC, that doubt is now gone.

"Hey, man. I told Colin I wouldn't ask you for tickets, and he absolutely lost it!"

"Khabib will be preparing for the fight in the USA, in San Jose", he added.

This is going to be one hell of a fight!

Negotiations for the biggest fight in UFC history are now ongoing and a deal is expected to be reached in the coming days.

UFC 229 is set to down on October 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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