Conor McGregor returns to the octagon for the first time in over two years today - or early Sunday morning if you're watching in Britain - in a UFC lightweight title fight against Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Irishman has not fought competitively since losing to Floyd Mayweather in a multi-million dollar boxing match in August 2016. Tonight's mixed martial arts bout, one of the most eagerly anticipated in recent years, is being shown live on BT Sport - before online streaming service Eleven Sports take over UFC rights from January 2019 onwards. Broadcast restrictions mean that fans in the UK who have subscribed to UFC Fight Pass will not be able to watch the bout live, only BT Sport subscribers will be able to see the live action. McGregor attempted to take the attack to Nurmagomedov a day before their eagerly-anticipated UFC lightweight title showdown. The pair both made the 155lb limit on Friday morning but tensions threatened to boil over at the … [Read more...] about How to watch Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov today at UFC 229: TV channel information and live stream details
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Sport by Press Association 06/10/2018, 4:04 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Conor McGregor attempted to take the attack to Khabib Nurmagomedov a day before their eagerly-anticipated UFC lightweight title showdown. The pair both made the 155lb limit on Friday morning but tensions threatened to boil over at the ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at the final staredown later in the day at the T-Mobile Arena. As they got into their fighting poses, McGregor brought his arms down on Nurmagomedov before aiming a kick at his bitter rival after being beckoned forward by the Russian. Nurmagomedov seemed unflustered by the antics or another barracking from a crowd largely supporting McGregor, whose entourage on to the stage at the venue included the rapper Drake draped in an Irish flag. McGregor made one last attempt to charge at Nurmagomedov but the fighters were held back from each other by a throng of security … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor aims kick at rival Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 229
Sport by Press Association 02/10/2018, 6:03 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Khabib Nurmagomedov makes the first defence of his UFC lightweight title against Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend. The unbeaten Russian became champion by outpointing late replacement Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 in April, just a few days after it was announced McGregor would be relieved of the belt because of inactivity. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things you may not know about the 30-year-old Dagestani ahead of UFC 229. 1 Distinctive headwear Nurmagomedov distinguishes himself by donning a sizeable woolly hat when he weighs in as well as immediately before and after his bouts. The item of clothing is known as a papakha (pronounced puh-pah-hah) and is traditionally worn by men throughout the Caucasus. Nurmagomedov’s particular brand is seemingly in tribute to his Avar roots and is made of … [Read more...] about 5 things you may not know about Conor McGregor’s opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov
Sep 20, 5:58 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Abhinav Kini 09/20/18 AT 5:27 AM Conor McGregor and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to officially meet face to face for the first time Thursday.McGregor will be returning to the octagon for the first time since November 2016 as he challenges for the title he never lost against bitter rival Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas.Despite the fight being announced a while ago, many have complained there is yet to be any real buzz about what UFC president Dana White expects to be the biggest non-boxing pay-per-view of all time.In addition, there was no sign of any press conference with less than a month to go for the fight. This was reportedly in part due to McGregor, who was refusing to do any press as he was seemingly focused on training for what is arguably his toughest contest in the octagon.However, fans will finally get their wish as … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov Press Conference: How To Watch, Can Fans Attend?
Prop bets have been released for one of the most anticipated pressers in UFC history by Jack Jorgensen @JackJorgensen14 45s ago • 4 min read There will be no international tour leading up to the UFC 229 lightweight championship showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor as many had expected, but on Thursday, that all changes. Inside Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the UFC 229 press conference will go down ahead of the event on Oct. 6, and this will be the first time Nurmagomedov and McGregor come face to face since the infamous bus attack that took place in April during UFC 223 weekend. The sheer hatred between these two fighters has made this arguably the most anticipated press conference in UFC history. And given McGregor's history of making headlines -- for better or worse -- when it comes to his appearances at these events, Las Vegas has gone ahead and released some pretty entertaining prop bets predicting what may … [Read more...] about UFC 229 press conference odds, prop bets: What will Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov do?