In October, the Irish fighter will return to the UFC ring to delight his followers with his unique style of combat within the octagon
After his incursion in boxing, and after two years of absence in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the Irishman Conor Mcgregor will return in October to the octagon. On October 6, Mcgregor will face the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov and fight for the lightweight belt that was stripped from him in April. According to Marca, the fight will take place after an incident that took place in New York, when he attacked a bus in which several fighters were traveling.
The fight will take place in Las Vegas and is one of the most anticipated matches of the year, taking into account the high level of competitors. LatinAmerican Post spoke with Giovanny Muñoz and Alexander "Rolo" Torres, who analyzed the return of Conor Mcgregor to the cage. Muñoz is a renowned Colombian sports journalist who is an expert in mixed martial arts and Torres is a fighter who competed in the UFC.
What do you think about Mcgregor's return to the UFC?
"He is going to face an interesting fight because Conor has had great virtues within the UFC, since he has been champion," said Torres, while Giovanny Muñoz said that the return of the Irishman to the cage will be important for the mixed martial arts for its popularity. In Las Vegas this contest will take place where we will see the precision of Mcgregor in his blows and the power of Khabib on the floor.
There are unfinished business since two titles were taken away from "The Notorious". According to Infobae, he will face the Russian who remained with his lightweight champion's title and who has won all 26 contested matches.
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Did the incursion in boxing strengthen Mcgregor?
According to Torres, the arrival of Mcgregor to boxing was positive because he improved his style, hit and never stopped because he was always training. "El Rolo" added that the Irishman has strengthened the grappling, which means grabs, as well as his ground work that will be decisive in this fight.
In turn, Giovanny indicated that boxing gave Mcgregor great recognition, but for many his time is not the best. Therefore, the communicator stressed that in this fight against Khabib, the Irishman will demonstrate the kind of fighter he is and the champion he can be.
Many legends of boxing, such as George Foreman, indicated that Mcgregor did not disappoint anyone in his foray into the ring. "Mcgregor not only surprised Floyd, he surprised me and a lot of experts," Foreman told El Confidencial.
Combat impressions between Mcgregor and Nurmagomedov
Alexander argued that the two must be training to the maximum since it is a long-awaited combat and whoever wins is going to consecrate. Similarly, Torres said that each of them has a strategy game inside the cage where they will do a lot of damage.
He then added that the Irishman will resort to arrogance in the posts and in the confrontations, in order to deconcentrate Khabib from the fight. For his part, Muñoz said that it will be the fight of the year and one of the most important combats in the world of mixed martial arts.
"I would love to see a fight where there is not so much media show, that the seriousness prevails and that there is no rudeness," Giovanny Muñoz concluded.
LatinAmerican Post | Daniel Cuevas
Translated from ""Va a afrontar una pelea interesante porque Conor ha tenido grandes virtudes dentro de la UFC""