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THE SPORT: MMA. THE HYPE: UFC 229. THE FIGHTER: CONOR MCGREGOR
NICKNAME: The Notorious One
HOMETOWN: Dublin, Ireland
LEG REACH: 40"
IT'S THE FIGHT OF THE YEAR.
Whether you appreciate his code of conduct or consider him loud and excessive, there's no denying it - McGregor is notorious for his psychological warfare.
Despite a sorrowful loss to Mayweather in 2017, McGregor's confidence has not dampened - October 6th has been deemed to be an 'early night', he's been heard to say.
"On Saturday night you're in for a show, trust me on that. I'm going to take his head off. It will be a devastating KO, he's too easily hit, too flat-footed, too predictable, I'm going to knock him clean out..." - Conor McGregor
NEVER ON TIME
The definition of insanity is doing the same over and over and expecting a different result - the UFC knows that McGregor is an outlier of the act.
"He's bigger than the company and when he consistently shows up late to UFC events, he can do so with little fear of facing sanction.
As it was, he rocked in at 11.25pm for Thursday nights conference which was supposed to start on the hour. Opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov had already said his piece, picked up his belt and exited stage left."
So, the question we all have; will McGregor be able to back his bravado this coming weekend?
The bout takes places in LV on October 6, but fight fans on this side of the Atlantic will have to either set their alarms or power through as the UFC 299 main card takes place at 3AM BST, meaning the main event will likely take place at 5AM on the morning of October 07th.