We saw his last fight against Al (Iaquinta).
Pettis will have a strong case to fight for the title next if he can get past Ferguson, who is riding a 10-fight winning streak.
They'll finally get a chance to settle the beef once and for all on Saturday at UFC 229.
"You can tell this guy's passionate about fighting, he loves breaking records and he obviously loves making money, so he's back".
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With that violent encounter offering UFC chiefs a built-in marketing campaign, it was only a matter of time before a fight between McGregor and Nurmagomedov was inked.
Nurmagomedov's actions took even White by surprise but he was full of praise for how the Russian handled the situation.
"I'd be interested in an Anderson Silva bout", McGregor said on the ESPN podcast. "I have to focus on my weight cut". "I am starving for this man's head".
In the video below, one of McGregor's crew can be heard shouting "hey, open the f-king door", while people on the bus shout "what the f-k is wrong with him", as McGregor is seen grabbing a metal bin and attempting to throw it at the bus.
Conor showed up nearly 30 minutes late to the event in Las Vegas - blaming insane traffic. We saw the staredown in NY (at last month's press conference), I want to see the staredown (on Friday).
But we aren't talking about "any other fighter" here, we are talking about Conor McGregor.More news: In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous
"I have a schedule", Nurmagomedov said. Naturally, that Johnson win gave way to another year-plus layoff, but this time around, Nurmagomedov has looked to be in the best form of his career.
"I have to be careful with him", Nurmagomedov said. "Get that man into the sauna and cook him like the little chicken-jaw rat that he is".
The fight is one of the most eagerly anticipated in the UFC after McGregor broke a window on a bus Nurmagomedov was on in Brooklyn in a frenzied attack nearly six months ago. According to CBS, McGregor tried to stick up for Lobov, a close friend, and apparently loaded a private jet with a group of friends and flew to NY to confront Nurmagomedov.
Unlike McGregor, who prefers striking to fighting on the ground, Nurmagomedov is skilled at getting his opponents down and forcing them into submission.
"There will never be peace here". I'm going to aim between that man's eyes and this is never over. It nearly did not matter, as Nurmagomedov was already sort of the uncrowned lightweight champion going as far back as 2015.More news: Newcastle chief Charnley tells fans: Club is for sale