Kevin Lee Prefers Bout With Khabib Over Conor McGregor

Kevin Lee prefers to do battle with Khabib Nurmagomedov for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title rather than Conor McGregor. Lee is coming off a fifth round TKO victory over Edson Barboza. Outside of landing a near fight-finishing…

Kevin Lee prefers to do battle with Khabib Nurmagomedov for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title rather than Conor McGregor. Lee is coming off a fifth round TKO victory over Edson Barboza. Outside of landing a near fight-finishing spinning wheel kick in the third round, Barboza was dominated throughout the fight. It was a […]

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Quote: Conor McGregor Looks “Better Than Ever”

Will Conor McGregor return to spark Khabib Nurmagomedov?

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Conor McGregor looks better than ever ahead of his anticipated UFC return.

That’s the story his teammate James Gallagher it telling, at least.

Gallagher recently sounded off on McGregor’s anticipated return to MMA Fighting. The young Irish contender claims his superstar teammate has the ‘fire’ back inside of him. McGregor has supposedly been given a boost from Nurmagomedov to prove his status:

“[Conor] looks better than ever. He’s got that fire back inside of him. When you’re on the top of the world like he’s been for so long, you need to chill out for a little bit to get that hunger back. It’s hard to keep that hunger when you have everything that you’ve ever wanted.

“While he’s been away, Khabib has been creating some hype and getting himself in a position to fight Conor. There are a lot of people who see Khabib as a serious threat, so I think that’s given Conor a push to step up and say, ‘Nah, mate, I’m the champ around here — you’re not on my level.’ I think Conor’s going to show Khabib who’s boss and put him back in his box.”

Back For A Challenge

Gallagher admits that McGregor has all the money he will ever need. That might cause most athletes to stop chasing top-level challenges, yet McGregor is apparently looking for just that.

MMA’s biggest-ever star has beaten every man the UFC put in front of him, Gallagher said, and he’s motivated to do it again against ‘The Eagle’:

“Conor could wipe his *** every morning with a €500 note and it would be just a drop in the ocean for him, so the real part of this he’s interested in is the challenge. You can buy all the cars and everything else, but you can’t buy a challenge like this. The thrill of competition is what is driving him,” he said.

“Conor has beaten everyone the UFC have put in front of him. He climbed to the top of a division and he won a belt, then he won another belt…he loves a challenge. People are saying that Khabib is the guy now and I know that Conor is thinking, ‘I’m going to show all of these people again’. He’s got a fire inside of him to show everyone who is the boss.”

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Anderson Silva Says Conor McGregor Is Great But Not The Best At The Moment

Anderson Silva thinks Conor McGregor is great but Khabib is the best at the moment.

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Forget the GOAT debate. Who is the best fighter in the world right now? Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva says Conor McGregor is great, but at this moment, Khabib Nurmagomedov is the man.

The P4P debate rages on in MMA just as all the other facetious squabbles surrounding the sport. But when a legitimate legend decides to give their two cents on a subject people tend to listen.

“Khabib [Nurmagomedov] is a great fighter. I’m very impressed. Conor [McGregor] is a great fighter. Having a new generation of fighters, especially in the UFC … this is a huge company that’s worked for a long time to get the great fighters in the sport. I think Khabib is the best, here, in this moment,” said Silva in an interview with Inquisitr.

High praise from one of the most dominant champions in combat sports history.

Nurmagomedov and McGregor will attempt to settle once and for all when they finally meet face to face in the octagon at UFC 229.

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Ticket Prices For UFC 229: Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor Revealed

Ticket prices for UFC 229 are here. The highly-anticipated ticket for October 6’s anticipated pay-per-view event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will go on sale this week. They will be available to the general public at 1 p.m. ET this Friday. UFC Fight Club Members will receive early access on its website starting […]

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Ticket prices for UFC 229 are here.

The highly-anticipated ticket for October 6’s anticipated pay-per-view event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will go on sale this week. They will be available to the general public at 1 p.m. ET this Friday.

UFC Fight Club Members will receive early access on its website starting Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. UFC newsletter subscribers will get one day of early access starting Thursday at 1 p.m on UFC.com.

Prices for the event are listed on axs.com (via MMA Fighting) as $2,505, $2,005, $1,505, $1,005, $755, $555, $405, $355, $305, $255, and $205, not including fees. Fans purchasing them can only buy a maximum of eight.

UFC 226 is expected to legitimately contend for the title of the biggest pay-per-view spectacle in UFC history. McGregor will return to the octagon after nearly two years out of action to face undefeated champ Nurmagomedov.

The fight brings the pre-installed bad blood of McGregor’s highly-publicized assault in Brooklyn earlier this year. He threw a metal dolly through the window of a bus containing ‘The Eagle.’ The former two-division UFC champ reached a plea deal in a Brooklyn court last month. Footage of the incident is now being used to promote the fight due to its controversial nature.

Dana White has hinted the event could draw more than two million buys on pay-per-view. Meanwhile, the live gate is sure to be massive.

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Ticket Prices Revealed for UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

UFC 229 will undoubtedly be the biggest mixed martial arts card of the year as lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Conor McGregor in the main event on Oct. 6. On Tuesday, UFC officials announced the ticket prices for the highly anticipate…

UFC 229 will undoubtedly be the biggest mixed martial arts card of the year as lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Conor McGregor in the main event on Oct. 6. On Tuesday, UFC officials announced the ticket prices for the highly anticipated card taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets will go […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Denies Working With Conor McGregor For UFC 229

Conor McGregor would do well to make this rumor a reality.

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There have been rumors flying around that Conor McGregor has brought in Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs for his UFC 229 camp.

McGregor will have his hands full in the grappling department on October 6th with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Irishman is going to need as much preparation as he can get to avoid getting taken down by “The Eagle.”

As for Burroughs’ rumored involvement, he’s an extremely talented 30-year-old 2012 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling. It’s been rumored that the pair has worked together in the past, but that has never been confirmed.

Recently, Burroughs took to Twitter to deny his rumored involvement in McGregor’s UFC 229 camp. Burroughs said he’s not helping McGregor for his fight with Nurmagomedov and is instead focused on his own World Championship pursuits in October:

“I’m not working with Conor. I’m attempting to win a World Championship of my own in October. I wish him the best of luck in his upcoming title fight with Khabib.”

McGregor and Nurmagomedov will main event UFC 229 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 6, 2018. “The Notorious” will challenge for the Russian’s UFC lightweight title.

Its been nearly two years since McGregor has fought inside the Octagon. He defeated Eddie Alvarez in the main event of the UFC’s first ever show from Madison Square Garden. McGregor knocked out Alvarez in the second round for the 155-pound title.

In his absence, McGregor has been stripped of two world titles (featherweight and lightweight). He partook in a money fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. inside the boxing ring in a losing effort.

After some shenanigans in Brooklyn that led to his subsequent arrest, McGregor’s legal issues seem to be behind him. Now he can focus his full attention on making it to fight night and settling his personal vendetta with “The Eagle” once and for all.

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