Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor Press Conference Set for Sept. 20 in New York
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 12, 2018
One of the most anticipated promotional events in recent memory
will take place next week in New York.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Wednesday that it will
hold a press conference for the
UFC 229 headliner between Khabib
Nurmagomedov and Conor
McGregor at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 20. Both fighters
will be in attendance, as will UFC President Dana White.
The presser begins at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, but is only open to
credentialed media. However, the event will likely stream on
UFC.com and on the promotion’s YouTube channel.
UFC 229 takes place at T-Mobile Arena on Oct. 6, and according to a
release, the matchup between Nurmagomedov and McGregor is “the
biggest fight in mixed martial arts history.” White recently said
he was “confident” the event would
sell 2 million pay-per-view buys, and tickets for UFC 229 sold
out in three hours.
Nurmagomedov, the reigning lightweight champion, is 26-0 as a
professional and claimed the belt vacated by his Irish rival with a
five-round verdict over Al Iaquinta
at UFC 223. McGregor will return to the Octagon for the first time
since November 2016, when he stopped Eddie
Alvarez at UFC 205 to briefly become a two-division champion at
145 and 155 pounds.