UFC president Dana White has claimed that the upcoming bout between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn’t at all ‘difficult’ to make, the Daily Express report.
The pair have agreed to face each other on October 6th at UFC 229, which will be Nurmagomedov’s maiden title defence and McGregor’s first bout in the Octagon for almost two years.
The bad blood between McGregor and Nurmagomedov reached new heights at a UFC media day in Brooklyn earlier this year, which resulted in the Irishman’s arrest after he stormed backstage searching for Nurmagomedov, attacking numerous staff and fighters on the way.
However, with McGregor now free to return to the Octagon, UFC president White revealed how easy the fight was to make, claiming it will be the biggest clash in the company’s history.
Not difficult at all. You have two of these guys, who are actually both straight killers, coming out of the gate and going straight after each other head-to-head.
It’s a massive fight. I knew this was the fight to make.
And I believe that this the biggest fight in the history of the company, other than the (Floyd) Mayweather fight.
UFC 229 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and so far, no other fights have been announced for the penultimate pay-per-view card of the year.