UFC will not discipline Conor McGregor for bus attack

UFC will not discipline Conor McGregor for bus attack

UFC will not discipline Conor McGregor for bus attack

McGregor will look to reclaim the lightweight title in the main event of UFC 229, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov had won the lightweight title UFC 223 in April.

He has not fought in the UFC ever since he clinched the 155-pound championship from Eddie Alvarez back in November 2016 at UFC 2015.

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.

McGregor, who once held two titles in the UFC, led a band of associates into Barclays Center in Brooklyn in April and vandalized a bus occupied by Nurmagomedov and other UFC fighters.

The fight is the first one for McGregor since his super-fight with Floyd Mayweather a year ago and his last UFC battle was in 2016.

"We don't have time for a world tour", UFC president Dana White said at the UFC 227 post-fight press conference.

Nurmagomedov has been one of the pound-for-pound greats of MMA, racking up 10 consecutive victories since joining the UFC. These two talented fighters have no love loss between them, and fans are anxious for the bout.

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Negotiations for this bout dragged on for many weeks while McGregor argued a highly lucrative deal, even demanding an ownership stake in the UFC in exchange for returning to the cage, and Nurmagomedov also asked for a hefty raise. White laughed. "He's obviously lost lots of money".

McGregor has posted several photos on social media this week hyping his physical fitness in advance of the announcement, which neither fighter attended.

In a video interview this week, the San Jose-based Nurmagomedov touted his belt and his dominance in pushing the UFC to properly pay him in accordance with McGregor, the organization's leading draw.

The 30-year-old Irishman now has his sights set on winning the lightweight belt for a second time in just his second fight in the division in front of what will undoubtedly be a full crowd.

Conor McGregor.Michael Reaves/Getty Images.

The UFC boss added "We have a guy who works here at the UFC who loves the Diaz brothers and he wanted to get this fight done".

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