Khabib Nurmagomedov decided to start Thursday’s news conference on his own when Conor McGregor was late to their final promotional appearance ahead of Saturday’s UFC 229 main event at T-Mobile Arena.
Nurmagomedov (26-0-0), a Russian grappler, is a minus 160 favorite over McGregor, the popular plus 140 underdog from Ireland.
UFC 229 fighters from the co-main event, down to the first fight on the undercard squared off at the Park MGM on Thursday.
The Irish superstar will return to the cage for the first time in almost two years when he challenges undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
At a UFC 229 media day, former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson explained why he had a chip on his shoulder ahead of facing Anthony Pettis on Oct. 6.
The former two-division champion is ready to reclaim one of his belts when he challengers lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday in his return to mixed martial arts after a brief stint as a boxer.
Michael Chiesa will make his organizational welterweight debut against veteran Carlos Condit at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 at T-Mobile Arena.
UFC president Dana White says former lightweight champion Conor McGregor has surpassed Muhammad Ali as the master of mental warfare in combat sports
McGregor brought two UFC championship belts with him, though he holds no title, and a bottle of his Proper No. Twelve whiskey.
Local talent in the film industry has been picking up, and companies like the Ultimate Fighting Championship have taken notice.