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Not even three days have passed since the biggest knockout of his career and Derrick Lewis already has another fight lined up. On November 3rd, Lewis will square off with heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the main event at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden.
On today's episode, Rock is talking about the small riot that ensued in the T-Mobile Arena after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor. Was Khabib and/or Conor justified in their actions?
UFC 229 was headlined by one of the most anticipated fights in the organization's history. The most popular fighter in the UFC, Conor McGregor, was looking to not only win back the lightweight championship he was stripped of but also hand Khaibib Nurmagomedov his first loss.
Many times after a fight ends between fighters who had bad blood, the two fighters embrace, with the fighters earning one another's respect after the battle the two just endured. This wasn't one of those times.
This fight isn't your average "these guys don't like each other" matchup. This is Russia versus Ireland. A Champion versus a former two-division champion. The hate is real between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is and always will be a grappler. Unfortunately for him, every round starts on the feet. He will need to close the distance against longer McGregor who hold a four-inch reach advantage over Nurmagomedov.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been handed a 15-month suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and will be able to return to the octagon by October 28th.
UFC 230 has it all. It's at Madison Square Garden. The co-main event features the long-awaited return of Nate Diaz who is fighting the soaring Dustin Poirier. Six of the top ten middleweights are also on the card. Yep, the card pretty much has everything. That is...except for the main event.
October 6th is a night MMA fans around the world have been waiting for. Not only will it mark the return of the sport's biggest superstar but it also is shaping up to be the biggest fight in the UFC's history.
Two of the biggest stars in the UFC are both scheduled to fight in the next few months, it just won't be against one another, or on the same night.