TMZ caught up with Conor McGregor’s supervisor Audie Attar at a Las Vegas bar on the eve his consumer’s battle in opposition to Khabib Nurmagomedov. For some purpose, the sector reporter deemed it essential to skirt across the concern at hand. Instead, he selected to ask a couple of attainable Floyd Mayweather rematch, which as you may think, produced a less-than startling “you by no means know” reply from Audie Attar.
McGregor then listed a bunch much less eye-popping combined martial artists, ought to they give the impression of being previous the upcoming encounter, which Audie definitely is not taking with no consideration I need to warn you. McGregor’s opponent isn’t solely the title holder his division, however the betting-odds favourite on this matchup, as a consequence of two issues, Khabib imposing flawless document, and Conor McGregor potential ring rust.
Lest we overlook the video that was posted a while in the past on YouTube, a youthful Khabib Nurmagomedov tussling with a live-bear. This is the kind brute McGregor goes up in opposition to, and these are the kind video memos Nurmagomedov and his household deem as “sentimental.”
Audie additionally took the time to dispel a rumor that Conor was solely seeing $three million the proceeds from tonight’s battle. McGregor is probably going to remove a sum within the area $100 million for this battle alone, in response to stories.
TMZ has learned that Conor McGregor is on the verge getting the closure he so desires, in the form a plea deal in U.S. As you might recall, McGregor was charged with a felony criminal mischief charge for his attack on a bus ahead UFC 223, a fight card he wasn’t even competing on. Signing this plea deal will avert a proposed ban in which Conor would not be allowed to set foot in the United States, a ruling that would have jeopardized his career in the UFC.
McGregor was facing up to seven years imprisonment for this role in the attack, but will likely see his felony reduced to a misdemeanour once the details are ironed out. A seven year prison still not out the question, but sources close to the case strongly believe prosecutors are leaning towards handing him a probationary sentence instead jail time.
While the deal has yet to be signed, there appears to be an agreement in principle and a ruling will take effect as soon as McGregor appears in a New York court house this upcoming Thursday. UFC president Dana White promised to reprimand Conor with his own set sanctions once a decision by the law was handed down, a talking point that contradicts the ongoing negotiations for a fight between the Irish fighter and his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Following a UFC Fight Night event on Sunday in Liverpool, England, Dana White shared his intentions to meet with Conor McGregor in Las Vegas to being contract talks over a possible blood match with Light Weight title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov. You may recall the incident in Brooklyn during the lead-up to UFC 223 when McGregor attacked a bus he thought was carrying Nurmagomedov. McGregor was reportedly sticking up for his friend and teammate Artem Lobov, who was being taunted by Nurmagomedov and his entourage. McGregor was eventually freed on bail, and charges were dismissed. Dana White has decided to reinvest in his UFC fighter, there’s too much to gain or lose from splitting ways.
Nurmagomedov, a perfect 26-0, won the lightweight title at UFC 223, a day after the bus attack. When asked to comment on the likelihood they should meet, Dana White was quite candid. “I’m pretty confident (a light weight title shot) is a fight that Conor wants, and I’m pretty confident that is a fight Khabib wants. So yeah, I could see that happening.” White expressed in confidence.
McGregor, the former title holder at Light Weight, has not been in action since his 10th round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather last August. A fight in Las Vegas against Khabib Nurmagomedov would be his first action in a long time, if you don’t count his confrontation with the Passenger Vehicle as a two-way scrap.