Joshua sets new target after clinical win over Povetkin Who is McGregor fighting? Rated eighth in the current UFC pound-for-pound rankings, Nurmagomedov hails from the Republic of Dagestan, and is renowned for his wrestling ability.
Where to start? With UFC arguably yet to become a truly popular sport with the general public, an inactive McGregor has another fight on his hands - trying to stay relevant and keep himself in the public eye. During his two-year absence McGregor has become a father, been stripped of his UFC belts, shared a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr , thrown a metal trolly at a bus and released his own Irish whiskey - Proper Sorry, he fought Floyd Mayweather?
Boy did he.
Photograph: Sean M. While comfortably beaten McGregor proved his magnetism and pulling power, with the fight breaking box office and financial records on both sides of the pond.
As for the punters? Well, we were left feeling a bit dirty. What about the bus? Much of the bad blood ahead of this fight stems from an incident in Brooklyn, New York, on April 5th this year. In response, McGregor - sat at home in Dublin - ordered for the private jet to be fired up and flew to America for some retaliation.
McGregor pleaded guilty to a count of disorderly content, and was handed five days community service. He was also the recipient of a number of civil law cases which are yet to be decided. All part of the game.
And the whiskey? A reminder - if it was needed - that the modern McGregor is a brand as well as a fighter.
McGregor heads into his comeback fight as the underdog with the bookies - his two-year absence outweighing his reputation pricewise.