With his legal issues out of the way, Conor McGregor will be getting back into the octagon for UFC 229. UFC President Dana White announced the superstar will step in the ring on October 6 in Las Vegas to fight current UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The fight is the first one for McGregor since his super-fight with Floyd Mayweather last year and his last UFC battle was in 2016. 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. That attack led to a disorderly conduct charge for McGregor but has minimal consequences.
The battle will be far from a cakewalk for McGregor. Nurmagomedov is undefeated, winning 26 straight fights, and is ranked by ESPN as the third best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.