UFC superstar Conor McGregor is finally back. The former two-division champion is now set to challenge undefeated UFC lightweight title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov for his belt.
That being said, it would appear that Conor McGregor’s main event spot on the fight card may have forced the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to move another fighter to a different card.
Conor McGregor was involved in a fracas on April 5 that took place from within the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. McGregor led a large entourage backstage of the center, where the group allegedly attacked a UFC charter bus filled with red corner fighters for UFC 223.
Conor McGregor was caught on video hurling a hand truck through one of the bus’ windows. Multiple individuals were injured in the fracas, including UFC competitors Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg.
Consequently, Conor McGregor had to have his day in court recently. “Notorious” ultimately struck a plea deal that dropped all felony charges. That being said, the New York court system still issued a few mandatory restraining order against Conor McGregor concerning some of those injured in the fracas.
Among them, Conor McGregor was issues a restraining order concerning former UFC flyweight title challenger Ray Borg. Borg was pulled from his UFC 223 match up after having glass dust injure his eyes.
Ray Borg was then reportedly added to the UFC 229 card to face Joseph Benavidez. However, the UFC has since revealed that Borg is now set to fight Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 139 on Nov. 10.
It would appear that the UFC has been forced to work around Conor McGregor’s court orders in order to fit UFC 229’s fight card together. The event will be featured live on pay-per-view from within the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.