This battle should be the most anticipated event of the year and will be part of UFC 229.
McGregor, speaking with TMZ, revealed a deal for his comeback fight was near to completion nearly two years since his last appearance in the octagon.
Nurmagomedov claimed the vacant belt by defeating Al Iaquinta - a late stand-in after the withdrawals of Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway - by unanimous decision, and his first defence will be against McGregor.
Well Diaz, the biggest rival of McGregor's career, was none too pleased regarding the lightweight title bout announcement.
Nurmagomedov, whose rise to prominence has been more of a slow burner in comparison to McGregor, was touted as an opponent when his foe first became lightweight champion.
"And obviously for Conor, coming back from a two-year layoff, in my opinion - and it's insane to say this because of how popular he is around the world - but he's one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC". Last month he was sentenced to five days of community service in the U.S. after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. "For Khabib, who is undefeated and who is looked at as one of the best fighters in the world, beating Conor is massive for him", White said.
McGregor himself has said recently that he would prefer to fight in Madison Square Gardens again, but conceded that he believed his next fight would be in Las Vegas. They're bad mouthing me, saying I turned down fights.
However, in a presser line up that included the returning Nate Diaz and widely regarded number one contender Dustin Poirier, Conor and Khabib were conspicuously absent.
The bout, which will take place at UFC 229, is already being talked about as one of the fights of the year and promotional video for the fight has broken the internet in predictable style.
Israel Adesanya didn't seem phased by Brunson's attempt of body shaming, and the up-and-comer has impressed UFC fans with his last three fights, which brought him victories over Rob Wilkinson, Marvin Vettori, and Brad Tavares.
The lawsuit argued that because Congress has not repealed the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is legally known, the U.S. The Trump administration now says that short-term plans can last up to 12 months and be renewed for up to 36 months.
The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.
Elsewhere at the box office, Bo Burnham's " Eighth Grade " earned US$2.8 million when it expanded nationwide . In third was another new release, Lionsgate s " The Spy Who Dumped Me ", at $12.4 million.
Any legal battle over whether the president can be compelled to testify could go all the way to the U.S. Sekulow said Sunday. "I think there's plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight".
One of TMZ's sources, said: "She could die if she doesn't, and that's not going to be on my watch that we did nothing". Demi experienced complications after her apparent overdose and remained in the hospital with extreme nausea and fever.
And, at the same time, [Robert] Lewandowski on Axel, [Arjen] Robben on Mitchell, [Leon] Goretzka on Garner and Sulle on Chong. Only Man United, in Britain, have paid more than £75m for a player, when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus for £89m.
OPEC+ may discuss whether a bigger production increase is needed when they meet in September, Novak said last month. The price for Brent crude oil , the global benchmark for the price of oil, was down 1.75 per cent as of 9:20 a.m.
There were no immediate reports of casualties, but the latest quake caused people to flee their homes and move to higher ground. Authorities in Indonesia issued a tsunami alert on Sunday after a massive quake rocked the popular tourist mecca of Bali.
Sweetest of all was seeing his grandparents, especially the embrace after he tapped in for par to finish at 15-under 265. In many respects, it was the precursor to the World Golf Championships by bringing in winners from around the world.
The UFC would be wise to build him up with a couple of winnable fights before matching him up with another high-level opponent. There is a very big card coming up in NY with numerous top guys from my division on it and I would like to join them.
The central bank said inflation in two years' time was likely to be 2.09 percent, above the BoE's 2 percent target. In June, the MPC had raised the key rate by a similar 25 basis points or 0.25 per cent.
The deal, negotiated by the Obama administration, lifted sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program. IRNA reported that all protests had taken place without official permission and were subsequently broken up by police.
The law has outraged Israel's Arabic-speaking minority which includes the Druze and makes up about 20 percent of the population. So, what does the future hold for the Druze inside Israel? The Nation-State Law, first of all, entrenches the Law of Return .
The hot weather is continuing, with temperatures forecast to reach 30 degrees Celsius in southern Britain today. Temperatures are rising in Spain and Portugal aided by a wave of hot air coming from Africa.
James was insulted by President Donald Trump on Twitter Friday night following a re-airing of an interview with CNN . Trump claimed past year he disinvited from the White House, wrote "Keep doing you" with a link to James' interview.
Chelsea play twice before then, including in the Community Shield against title rivals Manchester City at Wembley today (3pm). New manager Maurizio Sarri has only brought in Jorginho from his former club Napoli for £50m and Rob Green on a free transfer.
The Bee reports that a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the area, including all campgrounds and homes. Vegetation in California is deadly dry, and the Carr fire has been burning unusually hot.
Mike Schreiner, Guelph MPP and Green Party leader, considers the increase to be a cut to the social assistance rate. The new Progressive Conservative government announced Tuesday the increase would be reduced to 1.5 per cent.
China immediately expanded its own list of types of US products to be tariffed, including farm products, cars and crude oil. The move has prompted concerns of a global trade war as each nation has responded with retaliatory tariffs on USA products.
One woman at the protest said: "All the world knows what happens in Yemen and no country did anything for Yemen - didn't help". According to Griffiths, the war has intensified - particularly in the city of Hudaydah - despite all efforts to end it.
According to Seagal's own website, the 66-year-old has been a regular visitor to Russian Federation for over a decade. Intelligence Community had repeatedly stated Russian Federation interfered with the election.
The Red Devils started the transfer window on a high as they managed to bring in Diogo Dalot and Fred in a matter of few days. The Red Devils refused to match the valuation as they believed the player could cost as low as £25 million next summer.
The hostility has reached a boiling point, with Trump launching Twitter tirades against the Koch Network in recent days . The company and the Koch political operations have pushed relentlessly for lower taxes, less regulation and free trade.