Nurmagomedov (26-0) won the title in April at UFC 223 against last minute challenger Al Iaquinta in a dominating performance that ended with a unanimous decision.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov will meet in the main event of the UFC 229 pay-per-view show at T-Mobile Arena, the same spot where Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round of their one-sided fight. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in a fleeting court appearance, and was handed a punishment of five days' community service.
UFC chief Dana White is satisfied with how the legal system handled Conor McGregor's bus attack in NY, and he has no intention of adding any more discipline on top of that.
How will McGregor fare against the Nurmagomedov?
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov confirmed that his son would be preparing for the bout in the USA, and that Russian Federation "has the right to expect victory" from a man who is unbeaten in 26 fights in the UFC.
Of course, McGregor just had to finish out a plea agreement in NY after he went on an all-out assault on a bus back in April in an attempt to get to Nurmagomedov after he was involved in an altercation with Nurmagomedov's teammate Artem Lobov ahead of UFC 223.
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White didn't disclose terms of the deal that was reached. A promotional video then played to promote the bout.
UFC 229 in Las Vegas will be the biggest fight of 2018.
It's official, Conor McGregor will challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title in October.
"It's time to go, so it's time to go", Diaz said.
Diaz didn't seem happy about the surprise announcement of McGregor's next bout.
Oddly, Diaz later tweeted that he actually won't be fighting as part of the card.