Conor McGregor Releases Intense Training Video Ahead Of Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC Fight

A first glimpse into Conor McGregor's grueling training camp ahead of his anticipated UFC return.

It's not long until the Irishman makes the walk to the famed Octagon and prior to UFC 229, he's uploaded a video of himself going through his paces.

The Irishman takes on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title on October 6th from Las Vegas, Nevada.

He gets the chance to regain his belt after being stripped of the title following his hiatus from MMA.

McGregor has been out of UFC action since 2016 where he made promotional history by becoming the very first fighter to hold two titles, simultaneously.

McGregor makes history at UFC 205. Image: PA
McGregor makes history at UFC 205. Image: PA

His last fight, though, was of course his mega-money clash against Floyd Mayweather. The American stopped McGregor in the 10th round to record his 50th professional victory.

But after nearly two years away from the cage, McGregor is finally back and facing his toughest test.

Nurmagomedov, 29, is unbeaten in 26 professional fights including 10 in the UFC.

He picked up the vacant 155lbs strap in his last bout, outpointing Al Iaquinta to bag UFC gold at UFC 223.

Nurmagomedov putting a beating on Michael Johnson. Image: PA
Nurmagomedov putting a beating on Michael Johnson. Image: PA

The Dagestan phenom has made a name for himself as a destructive Sambo practitioner, rag-dolling his opponents into oblivion.

McGregor's road to UFC glory has only seen him take on one grappler in the shape of Chad Mendes back at UFC 189. He was drafted in on short notice with McGregor eventually earning the 'W'.

He now prepares himself for another grappling-machine, and, ultimately, his hardest challenge.

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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