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MISSING MCGREGOR TO FILL UFC VOID AT UFC 229 IN OCTOBER IN LAS VEGAS

Conor McGregor has been missing from the octagon, but he has been foremost on our minds the entire 693 days since he last contested a UFC MMA event.

He will be back in action at UFC 229 in Las Vegas on October 6.

His last fight was a TKO over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

He will be a title challenger this time, looking to take a belt away from a rival for the first time since 2015.

Dana White will obviously be giving thanks to the Above, as McGregor was the top draw of the UFC and without him, the competition seemed to be going through the motions, with fighters jockeying for position to get the nod for a shot with McGregor and a huge payday.

McGregor made the hop to professional boxing successfully and made so much money from his fight with Floyd Mayweather that he went to number four on the list of highest paid athletes for the year 2017.

Forbes estimated his earning for the year at $US 99 million.

McGregor may not have been inside the octagon, but he was anything but quiet. He attacked a group of UFC fighters in New York in April of 2018. McGregor was arrested and released the next day.

He was facing jail time, but his lawyers worked out a plea deal for him where he copped to disorderly conduct and had the other charges agasint him dismissed.

Laughing as we type this, part of the deal was that he complete three days of anger management education and five days of community service.

When McGregor steps back in at UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas, he will face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight belt, the same belt that was stripped away in April as the result of his inactivity.

Dana White will not only be praying, but employing any and every other method of which he can think to ensure that McGregor shows up in Las Vegas at the appointed time.

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