How to watch Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov tomorrow at UFC 229

Dana White

Dana White

"Times are good. Let's enjoy these momentous occasions". It nearly did not matter, as Nurmagomedov was already sort of the uncrowned lightweight champion going as far back as 2015. "This press conference begins now".

Nurmagomedov grabbed the microphone even before White got on stage and said, "I don't wait for anyone". The Russian champion held court before a crowd that booed him before ending his portion of the press conference 15 minutes into it.

Earlier, Nurmagomedov had sat on the podium for 10 minutes waiting for McGregor to arrive before walking out. "I come out fast and aggressive", said McGregor upon his arrival, before addressing the departure of Khabib who had left due to his lateness.

"I have schedule. I have to make weight". I have to worry about myself. Why (do) I have to think about him, (if) he comes or not? "If someone is late, it's not my problem".

"Three p.m., this press conference is beginning", Nurmagomedov said. Thursday is my weight-cut day. "You can not deny that the weigh-ins on Friday are the best day other than the fight when they square off".

"Don't ever take information from an informant, but that's what that man is doing", McGregor told the assembled crowd of journalists and fans at the Park Theater in Las Vegas.

Nurmagomedov, 30, has won 26 fights in the octagon and lost none but McGregor said after the open workout he plans to "take his head off" at UFC 229. "The traffic was kind of heavy".

Conor McGregor was involved in an altercation last April at the Barclays Center in NY after he and a group of supporters attacked a bus with several large objects, smashing out a window and leaving a UFC fighter injured.

"If you're going to be late, like always he is, no respect, I'm going to say hello everybody and then go". He's better off running anyway. "We're gonna see", Nurmagomedov said. It is what it is. "I'm sure he's hunting for a few quid as well". Khabib has knocked people out in the past and while McGregor has a great chin, everyone has the potential to get rocked at one point or another. He doesn't want to be around me, he doesn't want to be around these people. There must be a McGregor fight going on.

"'I'm here on time, I spoke to the media, I'm out of here, I'm not going to play your game and wait for you', so this is all part of what goes on leading up to the fight".

Asked if the end of the fight would mean the end of the bad blood between the two camps, McGregor was adamant.

"Conor has such a massive fan base that it's hard to move the number that much, so the increase we've seen from him is incredible", White said. "F*** peace, there will never be peace", McGregor said.

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