Conor McGregor will 'probably' be at Khabib Nurmagomedov's Abu Dhabi fight
Remember Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov's massive post fight brawl last year? Well it seems like there could be a repeat performance. Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor could “probably” show up at arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov’s upcoming UFC 242 title fight against Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi in September, according to UFC president Dana White.
Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in an October 2018 bout in Las Vegas which controversially is now remembered by a massive brawl ringside.
The fight led to two of his teammates - Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhogoy - being handed one-year suspensions, which were later shortened to allow the UFC to book Khabib for the Abu Dhabi fight.
In an interview this week with ESPN, White said he doesn’t there’s “going to be a problem” if McGregor appears in Abu Dhabi in September.
“I honestly believe in that region they like Conor McGregor too,” he said. “I know they take things a little serious when stuff is said. But Khabib won the fight, and I think that’s all trash talk.”
It will be interesting to see if McGregor actually does show up to the fight and if there'll be some fireworks.