McGregor will once again come to Moscow

McGregor will once again come to Moscow

On the eve of the Irish mixed martial arts fighter posted on his Twitter page a photo from the Russian visa centre

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The former champion of UFC in two weight categories Conor McGregor this week will visit Moscow and hold a press conference. The event will be held on October 24, reports TASS with reference to organizers of the event.

«This is the first such event attended by McGregor in Russia. Perhaps he will make statements about the imminent return to the octagon,» — said in a statement.

On Saturday, the athlete has hinted at the imminent visit to Russia, posting on his Twitter page a photo from the Russian visa centre.

For information sources RT Sport, the main purpose of the visit McGregor to Moscow will be the promotion of its own brand of whiskey, the start of sales in Russia he announced in early October. In addition, the athlete can negotiate a possible rematch against current champion the UFC lightweight Habib Nurmagomedov.

The last time McGregor stepped into the octagon in October of last year. Then the Irishman was defeated in a championship bout against Nurmagomedov, surrendering in the fourth round after suffocating reception. In the spring he announced his retirement from the sport, but after a few days said he will continue his career.

On account of the MacGregor 25 fights in MMA, where he won 21 and lost four. In 2015, the Irishman became the champion of UFC in the Featherweight weight class, and a year later won the title in the lightweight division, becoming the first athlete in the history of the promotion, owning two championship titles at the same time.

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