The most awaited biggest fight in the UFC history was announced earlier this week. It will take place at UFC 229 T-Mobile Arena on October 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC President, Dana White, answered questions about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s upcoming lightweight title fight with Conor McGregor. After numerous rumours about this fight circulating on the internet, the massive super fight is going to happen and it’s just two months away!
McGregor vs Khabib
The Octagon is set for the lightweight championship bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. Perhaps this would be the biggest bout on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s calendar for 2018.
This will be one of the biggest money fights in the sport’s history. However, there won’t be a world tour featuring press conferences in various cities for this fight.
Seemingly this blockbuster bout would likely require some special promotions, but with 60 days to prepare for a Las Vegas showdown, White confirmed UFC won’t be bringing the circus on the road.
Unlike the world media tour that UFC prepared for McGregor and Jose Also in 2015 for the featherweight title clash, ‘World Tour for Khabib vs McGregor’ will not be happening this time.
“We don’t have time for a world tour”
It seems that the UFC won’t hold a similar tour for Nurmagomedov vs McGregor. Dana White made an appearance at the post-fight conference at UFC 227.
In the video below, he confirmed there won’t be any tour for this bout.
“We don’t have time for a world tour,” UFC President Dana White said on Saturday night. “These guys are gonna fight the first week of October. Both guys are gonna go into camp. I’ll do something fun. We’ll do different stuff. I’m literally having a big meeting on Monday to get all this stuff in order.”
After the controversy rolling around the UFC world about McGregor’s attacking a bus where he threw a dolly at the fighters’ bus containing Nurmagomedov, White isn’t worried about having McGregor and Nurmagomedov in the same room together.
“We’re pretty confident that we can control what happens,” White said. “What happened in New York, obviously if you look at what happened, everyone was loading onto the buses, everything was done, and our staff still handled it pretty damn well for what was going down. We’re very aware. Nothing is going to happen. We’ll be good.”
Watch below Dana White’s post-fight press conference at UFC 227. Video courtesy of MMAFightingonSBN on YouTube.
Who do you think will win this fight? Khabib or McGregor?