UFC lightweight champion Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 UFC) prepares for the biggest fight in the history of the sport, let alone his career as he welcomes back former featherweight and lightweight champion ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on October 6.
McGregor will have to hand Nurmagomedov the first loss of his MMA career. However alongwith dealing with McGregor as an opponent, Nurmagomedov will also have to face the dedicated Irish fans. The infamous Irish fans will undoubtedly show up in huge numbers as they’re called ‘Fighting Irish’ for a reason. As McGregor says “If one of us goes to war, we all go to war “.
However the Russian fan base isn’t lagging behind as well. As Nurmagomedov says ‘Irish only 6 million, Russia 150 million’. A group of fans should up at Khabib’s training ground of AKA shouting and cheering for the champ. (via Twitter):
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 29, 2018
The winner of the fight will decide the ultimate lightweight champion. The stakes are as high as they can ever be. Six days to go!