With the fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov seemingly inevitable, the question remains where and when will the pair face off.
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.
Well it seems like Conor McGregor's Irish lawyer may have confirmed the date and location for his bout with Nurmagomedov. Graham Kenny posted to his Instagram story plane tickets to Las Vegas flying out October 5, with a return date to London Gatwick on October 10 along with the caption: "It's on."
Okay, so Conor McGregor's Ireland-based lawyer Graham Kenny posted this to his Instagram story yesterday evening. H/T to @FrontRowBrian. If true, 'The Notorious' will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in a little over nine weeks time. #UFCpic.twitter.com/A8aH06NYAu
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) August 1, 2018
Kenny has since deleted the story.
October 6th in Las Vegas is the date and location the UFC want for the fight according to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, and that date would match up with Kenny's flight details. It's a bit of a stretch, but with McGregor himself telling reporters that a deal is v'ery close', as well as stating the fight would probably be in Vegas, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that Kenny's Instagram
Meanwhile the Notorious has already been added back into the Lightweight rankings as the number 1 contender, with Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier making up the rest of the top three.
Conor McGregor is back at the No. 1 spot in the official UFC rankings. Dustin Poirier moves up to No. 3. pic.twitter.com/B3l293FEF1
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 2, 2018