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Saturday 20 October 2018

What time and how to watch it: What you need to know about the first McGregor vs Khabib press conference

Conor McGregor Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Conor McGregor Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

After a long time away from the Octagon the build-up to Conor McGregor's UFC return kicks into gear tonight with the first press conference for his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The Dubliner hasn't fought in the UFC since beating Eddie Alvarez in Madison Square Garden in November 2016, taking time out for a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather and for a court appearance following a controversial incident at a UFC weigh-in where McGregor attacked a bus.

He now faces his toughest challenge as he prepares to take on undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ahead of their bout at UFC 229 on October 6, McGregor and Nurmagomedov will face-off at a press conference in New York tonight.

The event is due to start at 10pm Irish time and you can watch the press conference on the BT Sport Youtube channel or enjoy the spectacle on Independent.ie and the Independent Sport Facebook page.

Check back on the site at 10pm to watch the build-up begin to what should be a cracking fight between McGregor and Nurmagomedov.

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