After the second round destruction of the much hyped challenger Darren Till at UFC 228 by Tyron Woodley, the promotions have started for the much anticipated fight between former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor Mcgregor and the undefeated current UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Conor Mcgregor has made the first move with an intense training video on Instagram showcasing his hardcore training involving a lot of grappling, pad work, cardio and conditioning as well pretty hard sparring where he is shown to have knocked down a lot of team mates in his gym in Ireland.
The video has already been viewed over 5 million times in just 21 hours of its upload, which shows the level of anticipation in the minds of the fans about this fight with the rivalry between the Dagestani champion vowing to ‘change Conor’s face’ when they face each other in the cage.
A press conference has been scheduled on the 20th of September in New York which will undoubtedly increase the excitement for the fight with it being the first time both fighters stand face to face against each other.
Conor has repeatedly insulted Khabib’s father as well as some of his team mates in the aftermath of the fight announcement and it would be interesting to see how Khabib reacts to Conor’s famous psychological mind games.