McGregor v Nurmagomedov - the key questions

Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Announced For UFC 229

Conor McGregor to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

McGregor makes his first walk to the cage since 2016, where he produced a virtuoso performance to beat Eddie Alvarez subsequently claiming UFC gold. McGregor would lose the fight by 10th round TKO, but earned just shy of $100 million.

Well Diaz, the biggest rival of McGregor's career, was none too pleased regarding the lightweight title bout announcement.

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.

"This is a very important fight for both fighters", UFC President Dana White told ESPN. Nurmagomedov (26-0) won the title in April at UFC 223 against last minute challenger Al Iaquinta in a dominating performance that ended with a unanimous decision.

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The fight, announced at UFC's 25th anniversary press conference, will take place at UFC 229 and BT Sport is the only place to watch the Irishman's comeback in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

This battle should be the most anticipated event of the year and will be part of UFC 229.

How will McGregor fare against the Nurmagomedov? "For Khabib, who is undefeated and who is looked at as one of the best fighters in the world, beating Conor is massive for him".

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McGregor was then asked if he'll fight Nurmagomedov before the end of the year, and responded by saying: "I believe so".

The UFC fighter is as famous for his concussive striking power as he is for his memorable microphone skills, his flambouyant dress sense, and his taste for a night on the town.

UFC 229 in Las Vegas will be the biggest fight of 2018.

With the fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov seemingly inevitable, the question remains where and when will the pair face off.

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"I'm not fighting on that show", Diaz tweeted moments after stepping off stage, adding an expletive directed toward the UFC.

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