MMA Team Dagestan have announced the fight time that Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited UFC come-back at UFC 229. They used Twitter to share the news, tweeting “BREAKING: @TeamKhabib vs. @The NotoriousMMA in the works for UFC 229 October 6, Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena.”
McGregor returns to court July 26
McGregor has not featured in the cage since UFC 205 when he became the first fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously. Since then, McGregor has been making headlines for all of the wrong reasons, most notably for his involvement with a group of friends in smashing up a bus full of fighters at UFC 223 media day.
What was going through his mind at the time we can only imagine but carnage ensued as McGregor went on a rampage to find Khabib, who had apparently threatened McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov. During the attack, Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg picked up injuries caused by shattered glass.
He still has to return to court on July 26, so once he learns his fate he will probably want to put the whole episode behind him and do what he does best – UFC fighting. Las Vegas would be the ideal return for Notorious, who has not competed in UFC since November 2016, prior to his failed attempt to defeat Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring.
The Eagle has a 26 fight unbeaten streak
So October 6 could be the big return date against ‘The Eagle’, Russian Nurmagomedov who has 26 wins and no losses to his name. It is all geared up to be a very exciting fight, given the circumstances surrounding it and the length of time McGregor has been out.