The UFC officially announced the duel, which is called “the biggest possible”.
Sports organization for mixed martial arts UFC officially stated that Russian Habib Nurmagomedov will fight against Irishman Conor McGregor.
The fight for the belt champion in lightweight will be held on October 6 in Las Vegas. The announcement took place without the participation of athletes. Ticket sales will open on August 17.
Nurmagomedov will approach to battle in the status of the first in the history of Russia champion UFC in light weight. McGregor is a former holder of titles of a sports organization in light and featherweight category. The UFC stripped Conor of the belt, as he did not defend him for a long time.
The sports edition of “Championat.ru” called the forthcoming battle “the most long-awaited confrontation” and “the biggest fight possible at the moment”. Habib has 26 victories and 0 defeats, Konor has 21 victories and 3 defeats.
Prior to the official announcement of the battle Nurmagomedov said that he would not allow the UFC to use itself to “promote” the organization and the ability to earn McGregor. “If the UFC wants a money fight, then let them pay me,” the Russian noted.
I respect Konor as a fighter, but not as a person, and I hope that our fight will take place.
In April 2018, three days before the championship battle, Nurmagomedov took part in a conflict with the Russian and UFC fighter Artem Lobov, a close friend of McGregor. In a video that got into the social network, Habib presented Lobov with a complaint because of his interview . Two days after the fight, McGregor and his friends pounced on the bus, inside of which sat Habib. The Russian never got out of the salon, and McGregor surrendered to the police and undertook to undergo corrective work.