Conor McGregor: I will turn Khabib Nurmagomedov into a bobblehead at UFC 229

Conor McGregor declared he fell out of ardour with the game, but is now hungrier than ever to recapture former majesties on his return to fighting

Conor McGregor declared he” fell out of cherish with video games”, but is now hungrier than ever to recapture former majesties when he makes a long-awaited return to the UFC.

McGregor takes on bitter competitive Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas this weekend, practically two years since last stepping paw within the octagon. On that opportunity in November 2016, the Irishman defeated Eddie Alvarez to contributes the lightweight designation to his featherweight fasten and become the only man to ever prop two UFC belts simultaneously. However, he was stripped of his 145 lb claim in the same month he thumped Alvarez, while his inactivity make Nurmagomedov was set as lightweight endorse earlier this year.

Being relieved of the treetops still chafes with McGregor, who had a brief foray into boxing during his UFC hiatus.

” Many things rubbed me in video games and just watching everything there is unfold, I just became a lot more hungry to come back and testify who the real king is ,” he told TheMacLife.com.” I fell out of desire with the game for a bit, went off and did my own thing, had many things going on and now I’m back. I’m hungry to compete and we’re here right on the cusp of it .”

Nurmagomedov will be stirring the first defence of the 155 lb entitlement he won by demolishing late permutation Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 in April. That Brooklyn event was overshadowed by McGregor gatecrashing a media era, with video footage appearing to show the Dubliner hurling a handtruck at a bus on which Nurmagomedov was a passenger.

The incident contributed to the ill-feeling between the fighters and McGregor was sentenced to five days of community service in the United States after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. Question how he investigates the struggle against the Russian extending, McGregor replied:” It’s personal, but it’s the same. It’s always a little personal, but in there it’s a blank face and a new body.

” I insure him turning into a bobblehead when I hit him. I feel his mentality “il go to” rattle when he gets a rattle off me. That’s what I’m keeping in my leader. But I am a veteran now. I will be prepared for five rounds. I will be prepared for any scenario, that’s it. I’m well trained, I put in the efforts and we’re self-confident wherever it moves .”

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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