Conor McGregor is less than one month away from his highly-anticipated return to the UFC. The former two-division champion will be competing in his first mixed martial arts bought since Nov. 12, 2016 when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to become the UFC lightweight champion. He was ultimately stripped of the title due to inactivity after taking a hiatus for the birth of his first child and for a boxing superfight against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Now, after some legal issues earlier in 2018, the road is cleared for his return to action at UFC 229.
McGregor will be headlining the event against current undefeated lightweight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov. The two have been on a collision course for years and now they will finally go toe-to-toe inside of the Octagon.
Ahead of his return, the brash Irishman took to social media to share a training montage that shows the work he has been putting in at the gym. McGregor shows off his usual flashy techniques, along with some work on his wrestling base which he will need when he takes on Nurmagomedov, who is one of the top grapplers in the sport.
Check out the training montage below:
UFC 229 takes place Saturday, Oct. 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC 229 main card will air on pay-per-view, with preliminary bouts on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Along with the main event between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, other bouts currently scheduled include Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga in a battle of top flyweight contenders, former Invicta FC champion Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig, Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes, Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin, and Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya.