The Minimally Informed Man’s Guide to UFC 229


UFC 229 has a bunch of fights on the schedule, but there’s one that everyone is waiting for: Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. The matchup marks the first fight for McGregor in UFC in nearly two years—during which he fought a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather and created his own Irish whiskey—and he has a heck of an opponent to go up against in the undefeated Nurmagomedov.

The lightweight title match is the big draw for UFC 229, but there are some other strong matchups on the card as well, including with fighters like Tony Ferguson, Anthony Pettis, Alexander Volkov, Dominick Reyes, and Derrick Lewis. But like any fight he’s a part of, McGregor will be the center of attention.



The press conference for the fight illustrated the craziness that McGregor can bring to an event. Take a look: