In the eyes of his fans, Conor McGregor is already a legend. However, his antics both inside and outside the ring have given the Irishman the title of “Notorious.” An athlete of immense proportions, he is known to play mind games with his opponents much before his fights, and with an impressive 21 wins in 24 MMA contests, he remains a force to be reckoned with. Right now, the boxing world is abuzz with news of a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr., who defeating McGregor in August of 2017 during the UFC star’s first foray into professional boxing. But, before we see McGregor step back into the boxing ring, the world will see his return to the Octagon as he faces Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight championship on Oct. 6.
One of the reasons for McGregor’s legendary status is his fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 194 in Las Vegas. A UFC featherweight championship bout, which McGregor won in devastating fashion, has gone down in the record books as the fastest victory in UFC title history. It took all of 13 seconds and one punch for McGregor to end the fight, much to the disappointment of the audience who would have liked a slightly longer match. Nevertheless, with 18 knockout victories in his career, and a game plan that consists of being the attacker, McGregor continues to be one of the biggest personas in MMA.
Defeat is the ideal excuse for introspection. It seems McGregor has been doing a lot of that as he prepares for his return to MMA after losing out to Mayweather in his first ever professional boxing match. A 10-round fight that the Irishman lost via TKO hasn’t seen the end of his boxing career, though. Last year he was able to get Mayweather to come out of retirement for the fight, and it seems a war of words has already begun between the two for a possible battle in the future. However, it would serve McGregor best to focus on UFC 229 in October as his fans will be eagerly awaiting his return.
There is a lot at stake when Nurmagomedov faces McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. For McGregor, this is the perfect opportunity to dethrone the undefeated Dagestani and recapture the lightweight title. A fight that promises to be intense, McGregor will be attacking with all his might to make a stand once again as a top fighter in MMA. With the belt at play, a win all the more critical for both the fighters. However, as it the case with most prize fighters, it is also a matter of ego and pride between these two champions, and that is also the reason this bout could be the highest selling pay-per-view fight in MMA history.