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Conor McGregor wants to headline UFC 230 at MSG after he 'sparks' Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229

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There may be some hope for UFC 230 after all.

While the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event, set to go down on Nov. 3, 2018 in New York, N.Y., has a solid main card, it lacked a main event title fight worthy of headlining Madison Square Garden.

UFC president Dana White tried to salvage the card by announcing a women’s Flyweight fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks, but that fight didn’t go over too well with the majority of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community.

Now, Conor McGregor has thrown his name in the hat to headline the PPV event if he gets through Khabib Nurmagomedov rather quickly this Saturday night (Oct. 6, 2018) at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I may want to spark Khabib and headline that Madison Square Garden card on November 3. That’s less than a month away from this one. I may want to do that one and that’s what I’m thinking about that to be honest,” said Conor during today’s (Thurs., Oct. 4, 2018) press conference (video replay here).

Yes, please!

Of course, “Notorious” has more pressing business at hand as he has to get through the undefeated (26-0, 10-0 UFC) Lightweight champion that is hell bent on smashing UFC’s poster boy and cash cow.

Should “Notorious” come out of the event as champion, it will be very interesting to see if the promotion takes him up on his offer to headline UFC 230, which currently also features a co-main event between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier.

Two men Conor is very familiar with.

Of course should Conor get the nod, you know it won’t sit too well with Diaz, as he recently stormed off the stage during a press conference after his fight announcement against Poirier was overshadowed by the subsequent announcement of Khabib vs McGregor.