Conor McGregor to meet Khabib Nurmagomedov for lightweight title at UFC 229

UFC president Dana White held the best for last on Friday at a news conference to announce the promotion’s fall fight schedule.

After the event was finished, White pulled a move out of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ bag of tricks and said one more thing.

He then showed a video that announced lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his championship on Oct. 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas against former champion Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229.

It figures to be the biggest fight in UFC history and has a chance to become the first MMA match to hit two million in pay-per-view sales.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his victory over Eddie Alvarez in their UFC lightweight championship fight during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Nevada , United States - 26 August 2017; Conor McGregor, right, and Floyd Mayweather Jr during their super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor takes part in UFC 205 Open Workouts at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor (L) hits Nate Diaz with a left during their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland , Ireland - 19 November 2016; UFC Lightweight and Featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC Fight Night 99 in the SSE Arena, Belfast. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland takes the belt of lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (not pictured) during the UFC 205 press conference inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Artem Lobov of Russia celebrates with teammate and UFC champion Conor McGregor after his featherweight bout against Teruto Ishihara during the UFC Fight Night at the SSE Arena on November 19, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lobov defeated Ishihara by unanimous-decision. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
New York , United States - 17 March 2017; UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor during an interview in The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland warms up backstage at Madison Square Garden prior to his lightweight championship fight agianst Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 event on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland poses for a picture during the UFC 205 post fight press conference at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland warms up in his locker room prior to his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Eddie Alvarez of the United States (right) fights against Conor McGregor of Ireland in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland warms up in his locker room prior to his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: (R-L) Conor McGregor of Ireland and Eddie Alvarez face off during the UFC 205 weigh-in inside Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor reacts during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with fans and media during the UFC 205 press conference inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with the media and fans during the UFC 205 press event at Madison Square Garden on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Nov 12, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Conor McGregor (blue gloves) celebrates with his two championship belts after defeating Eddie Alvarez (red gloves) in their lightweight title bout during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor of Ireland embrace after finishing five rounds in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Conor McGregor of Ireland steps onto the scale during the UFC 205 weigh-in inside Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: (R-L) Nate Diaz punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor waits for the start of his welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to walkout prior to facing Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: (2nd L-R) Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, golfer Rory Mcllroy and singer Niall Horan celebrate McGregor's UFC 202 victory during the official after-fight party at Intrigue Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Conor McGregor punches Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor of Ireland fights Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Sep 27, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor (blue gloves) fights Dustin Poirier (red gloves) during a featherweight fight during UFC 178 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor (blue gloves) is victorious over Dustin Poirier during a featherweight fight during UFC 178 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - APRIL 06: (L-R) Conor McGregor punches Marcus Brimage in their featherweight fight at the Ericsson Globe Arena on April 6, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Dennis Siver of Germany in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the TD Garden on January 18, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 25: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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McGregor’s return was cleared when he pled guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in New York last month regarding an incident prior to UFC 223 in Brooklyn when he threw a hand truck at a bus on which Nurmagomedov was seated.

The bout will pit the two most dominant lightweights against each other, the past champion who never lost his belt against the unbeaten champion who succeeded him.

It will be the first MMA fight for McGregor since he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 12, 2016, to win the lightweight title and become the first UFC fighter to hold two weight-class championships simultaneously. McGregor went into that fight with the featherweight title.

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TAMPA, FL - APRIL 16: Khabib Nurmagomedov prepares to enter the Octagon before facing Darrell Horcher in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Amalie Arena on April 16, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - JULY 28: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is seen in attendance during the UFC Fight Night event at Scotiabank Saddledome on July 28, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov (L) throws a left hand to the head of Al Iaquinta (R) during their UFC lightweight championship bout at UFC 223 at Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia relaxes in his locker room prior to his lightweight fight against Michael Johnson during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - JULY 27: Khabib Nurmagomedov answers questions during a Q&A before the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Scotiabank Saddledome on July 27, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 04: (L-R) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and Max Holloway face off during the UFC 223 Press Conference at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 4, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia reacts after his dominating performance over Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - APRIL 16: (R-L) Khabib Nurmagomedov takes down Darrell Horcher in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Amalie Arena on April 16, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: (R-L) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia punches Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia prepares to fight Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia has his hands wrapped backstage prior to his bout against Al Iaquinta during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: (L-R) Opponents Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and Al Iaquinta face off during the UFC press conference inside Barclays Center on April 6, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 04: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia interacts with media and fans during the UFC 223 Press Conference at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 4, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Islam Makhachev of Russia and Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia wait backstage during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia speaks to the media after the UFC 219 event inside T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia poses for a portrait backstage after his victory over Edson Barboza during the UFC 219 event inside T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30: (L-R) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia punches Edson Barboza of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC 219 event inside T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30: (R-L) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia punches Edson Barboza of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC 219 event inside T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 28: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia interacts with fans during the UFC 219 Open Workouts inside T-Mobile Arena on December 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 29: (L-R) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and Edson Barboza of Brazil face off during the UFC 219 weigh-in inside T-Mobile Arena on December 29, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 01: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia holds an open workout for fans and media inside T-Mobile Arena on March 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 19: (L-R) No. 1 lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and No. 2 lightweight contender Tony Ferguson face off during the UFC 209 Ultimate Media Day event inside The Park Theater on January 19, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Juan Cardenas/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 01: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia holds an open workout for fans and media inside T-Mobile Arena on March 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (top) fights against Michael Johnson of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his KO victory over Michael Johnson of the United States (not pictured) in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia is awarded victory by KO over Michael Johnson of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and Michael Johnson face off during the UFC 205 Ultimate Media Day inside Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - APRIL 16: Khabib Nurmagomedov prepares to enter the Octagon before facing Darrell Horcher in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Amalie Arena on April 16, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - APRIL 16: (L-R) Khabib Nurmagomedov circles Darrell Horcher in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Amalie Arena on April 16, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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It will be McGregor’s first fight of any kind since he was knocked out by Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match last year.

Nurmagomedov is 26-0 and won the title that was stripped from McGregor. He is a grappling wizard and his strength plays directly into McGregor’s weakness, which is on the ground. But Nurmagomedov’s weakness is his striking, and McGregor is one of the UFC’s finest strikers.

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