Conor McGregor made history when he became the first fighter to hold multiple titles in the UFC at the same time.
Since, Daniel Cormier has joined McGregor on that list.
This coming Saturday night at UFC 229, “Notorious” returns to the Octagon for the first time since he achieved that feat with a 2016 knockout of Eddie Alvarez as he faces Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title.
McGregor was stripped of both the featherweight and lightweight belts, having never defended – or lost – them inside the cage.
What is it that makes McGregor, who knocked Jose Aldo out in a matter of seconds, so special? His striking, of course, as former UFC champion and Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin explains.
Below is the current fight card for UFC 229:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Lightweight Championship
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Conor McGregor
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis
Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov vs. Derrick Lewis
Strawweight: Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Jose Alberto Quinonez vs. TBA
Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis
Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner
Female Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)
Female Bantamweight: Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya
Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick
Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz
Welterweight: Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin