There has been a notable lack of promotion for UFC 229 thus far. On Tuesday, Conor McGregor dropped fans a little morsel.
The former UFC lightweight champion posted the first substantial video from his training camp on social media, a highlight compilation of his sparring, wrestling training, striking and strength-and-conditioning workouts. Most of the video was shot at SBG Ireland, McGregor’s home gym in Dublin.
McGregor will challenge for the belt he never lost inside the cage against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. McGregor won the 155-pound belt from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in 2016, but has not fought in the UFC since then. Most recently, McGregor stepped in the boxing ring to fight Floyd Mayweather in August 2017, a 10th-round TKO loss.
There still has not been a press conference for the Khabib vs. McGregor bout, though the UFC dropped three new promos for UFC 229 last weekend.
Nurmagomedov won the vacant lightweight title officially at UFC 223 last April, an event notable due to McGregor’s arrest two days prior. McGregor and cohorts stormed the bowels of Barclays Center in Brooklyn after UFC 223 media day, reportedly looking for Nurmagomedov. McGregor through a dolly through a UFC bus window during the fiasco, injuring at least two UFC fighters.
McGregor came to Brooklyn reportedly looking for Nurmagomedov in retaliation for Nurmagomedov and his team confronting McGregor’s teammate in the UFC host hotel earlier in the week.