This is starting to get messy.
Not long after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White shot down the possibility of a Conor McGregor title fight at the upcoming UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event, locked and loaded for Nov. 12, 2016 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, UFC Tonight told its viewers “Notorious” was nursing a leg injury and would be unable to make the “Big Apple” bash.
I guess McGregor didn’t get the memo, based on a new report from MMA Fighting.
Sources say McGregor is healthy and already training. The only fight that interests the featherweight champion at this time, though, is a fight against (Eddie) Alvarez for the 155-pound title. Alvarez also wants to fight McGregor at UFC 205, but he hasn't been offered the fight.
One person has, based on a recent tweet from White, and that’s top lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Alvarez and Nurmagomedov were both issued bout agreements for UFC 205; however, the lightweight champ was unable to get it signed by deadline. The pair have since been rescheduled for UFC 206 in Toronto, but that report also comes from UFC Tonight.
The full fight card for UFC 205 -- including its elusive main event — is expected during a press conference this coming Tuesday in “The Empire State.”