And just as millions of fans will be watching the fight with interest, fighters will also be watching the UFC 229 main event attentively, including one many, including Khabib, consider the greatest of all time: Georges St. Pierre.
The highly anticipated match-up was announced on Friday after months of speculation, and has already been dubbed the "biggest fight in UFC history" by the head of the promotion, Dana White.
The details of why the incident took place have never been made public, but it set-in-motion a insane couple days in Brooklyn that ended up with McGregor spending a night in jail. Nurmagomedov (26-0) won the Lightweight belt in Brooklyn on April 7 by defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision, after McGregor was stripped of it for inactivity.
But Ireland's McGregor, the first man to hold two UFC titles simultaneously, has made a career of achieving what some say is impossible, and this fall, he plans on putting a "1" in Nurmagomedov's loss column while taking back the crown he never lost in the Octagon.
"The fight is done", UFC President Dana White said.
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McGregor has posted several photos on social media this week hyping his physical fitness in advance of the announcement, which neither fighter attended. "These guys are going to fight the first week of October". As expected, McGregor's opponent will be none other than UFC Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
"It's time to roll", Diaz said following his own two-year absence.
Unlike former two-division champion, Mcgregor had worldwide media appearances for his bout against Jose Aldo at UFC 189 and on a much larger scale the promotion of Floyd Mayweather bout, this time around there wouldn't be any world tour due to of tight time frame.
Added Poirier: "We're going to show up, I promise you that".
"No, I think that Conor came out and did what he did and didn't expect the results that happened", White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. The popular Diaz (19-11) hasn't fought since that majority-decision loss to McGregor in August 2016, but he agreed to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight bout in NY at UFC 230 on November 3.
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