The MMA world will witness one of the biggest fights in UFC history in less than two months. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to fight Conor McGregor October 6 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena.
With the fight fast approaching both fighters will be headed straight for their respected fight camps. Neither fighter will be doing a world tour to promote the event.
“We don’t have time for a world tour,” UFC president Dana White said after UFC 227. “These guys are going to fight the first week of October. Both guys are going to go into camp. We’ll do something fun; we’ll do some different stuff.”
Ahead of UFC 229, McGregor comes in as the underdog, Nurmagomedov is a 63-100 favorite when the two fighters meet in October.
Despite coming in as the underdog, McGregor has the ‘it’ factor and can deliver a victory fast.
“I’m expecting a KO, most definitely,” Owen Roddy said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show on ESPN. “Whether it’s in the first or the second, I don’t know, but I would predict that he’s going to flatten him.”
McGregor (21-3) will step into the octagon for the first time since defeating Eddie Alvarez via KO at UFC 205 back in November 2016. Last year, he fought Floyd Mayweather at the same venue UFC 229 will take place.
Nurmagomedov (26-0) defeated Al Iaquinta (13-4-1) at UFC 223, and he looks to extend his UFC record to 11-0.