Conor McGregor to Face Nurmagomedov in Main Event at UFC 229

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Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre has expressed interest in one fight that might be able to lure him to make a return to the Octagon under the UFC banner, which is fighting te victor of the lightweight title showdown between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor that is slated to go down at the upcoming UFC 229 pay-per-view event.

It's not hyperbole to say the fight will probably be the biggest-seller in the history of mixed martial arts.

McGregor (21-3) made his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather last August but he has not fought in the UFC since November 2016, when he defeated Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden.

In the fight, McGregor will be the challenger for the 155-pound title that he relinquished in April due to inactivity. Since then, McGregor has been in controversy after attacking a bus containing his upcoming opponent backstage after a press conference for a different UFC event. During the press conference, Dana White was asked if he had a main event booked for UFC 229, and White said that he didn't.

Two words: McGregor's back.

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In addition to McGregor's return, another UFC great is set to return. In the interim, Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken the lightweight division by storm. Derek Brunson had some momentum going for him in the UFC after claiming a two-fight win streak, but that momentum was stopped when he was knocked out in the first round by Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza last January.

McGregor first fired off an incendiary tweet and, following an alleged confrontation between his friend Artem Lobov and Nurmagomedov, gatecrashed the media day for UFC 223.

As part of a deal with prosecutors the former world champion was also ordered to undertake an anger management class, a spokesman for the Brooklyn district attorney said.

The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre spoke to Submission Radio for a recent interview and admitted that he would be interested in taking on the victor of the UFC 229 main-event. But it seems time and no lack of contrition from McGregor has softened the UFC president's stance as he told ESPN: "Conor came and did what he did and didn't expect the results that happened".

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