UFC 242 will be headlined by the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim titleholder Dustin Poirier. One likely spectator for the matchup is Conor McGregor, whom Dana White expects to be in attendance.
The last time “The Notorious” was present in a Khabib fight was at UFC 223 in April 2018, where he attacked a fighter’s bus that resulted in multiple injuries and fight cancellations. With the slight risk of a similar incident happening again, “The Eagle” is already issuing an advanced warning.
”It will be more difficult to leave Abu Dhabi than New York,” Khabib told Russia’s Rossiya-24 television channel (via TASS.com). “If he plans to come, he should sit and watch the fights because it will be impossible to pull any of his underhanded tricks there.
”Abu Dhabi is no place for show-offs,” he added. “Let him come if he plans to come, but his shenanigans won’t work there.”
UFC 242 takes place on September 7th. It marks the company’s third event in Abu Dhabi since 2014.