There was a quiet momentum building up for UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, but the UFC just stepped up a gear by releasing three video promos to hype what has been billed the biggest fight in MMA history.
Check out the promos below.
Khabib and McGregor have a genuine dislike for each other, as ‘The Eagle’ sent McGregor into a frenzy after he intimated SBG Ireland teammate Artem Lobov at a hotel in New York in the lead-up to UFC 223.
McGregor, after seeing the video confrontation online, flew a plane from Dublin to Brooklyn and smashed the window of a bus transporting Nurmagomedov and other fighters back to the fighter’s hotel. McGregor’s wild attack is one of the main narratives for the fight and was featured in two out of three of the promos.
Both men are also in the prime of their careers and considered two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, which makes for one of the most hyped bouts of all time.
The blockbuster UFC 229 pay-per-view takes place next month, Oct. 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.