Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor: The Eagle will test Mac's questionable stamina

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

So at 3:15 p.m., White, along with a packed theater, waited for Conor McGregor to show up.

Conor McGregor has gone from being a plumber in Dublin to arguably the most recognized prize fighter on the planet in less than a decade.

Former two division champion Conor Mcgregor is a well known knockout artist and has a history of starching his opponents inside the Octagon.

McGregor has made a habit of arriving late to scheduled events during his UFC career and continued it at by turning up on his own time to a press conference in NY last month.

"Saturday night: You're in for a show, trust me on that", he told the crowd.

"There is way deeper s-- than just a fight on Saturday night", McGregor said. And while Nurmagomedov's decision not bow to McGregor and instead shift his focus to making weight by leaving is a respectable one, the champion made the kind of decision that ultimately could cost him money by doing the minimum to promote the fight.

The UFC Boss announced after the presser that McGregor has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC.

It is set to be the biggest ever Exchange market for an MMA fight, with £600,000 already matched on the fight result (the record is £965k for McGregor v Diaz at UFC 202).

Nurmagomedov grabbed the microphone even before White got on stage and said, "I don't wait for anyone".

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"Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, is a "[expletive] snitch terrorist rat", said McGregor. I have to go make weight. "I am starving for this man's head". "I think Conor wins". What they got instead were separate appearances, with Nurmagomedov leaving 10 minutes before McGregor - who was almost a half hour late - arrived. He doesn't want to be around me, he doesn't want to be around these people.

White added: "All the numbers are tracking higher than Mayweather-McGregor and this fight is a global fight, the whole world will be literally watching this fight".

Nurmagomedov, though, referenced McGregor's grandfather's time with the British Merchant Navy. "[Expletive] it, I'm ready to fight this man".

"I did not plan this".

So as for those two true outcomes, it looks like either McGregor knocks out Nurmagomedov in short order, or the Russian gets the fight to the ground and dominates for as long as he wants to.

"There will never be peace here", McGregor said.

UFC 229's co-main event of the evening is also a tasty affair which comes in the form of a lightweight bout between former interim 155lbs champion Tony Ferguson and undisputed 155lbs titleholder Anthony Pettis.

"I am starving for this man's head", he said. It nearly did not matter, as Nurmagomedov was already sort of the uncrowned lightweight champion going as far back as 2015. You're going to like me.

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