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The final faceoff before the UFC 229 main event was worth the wait.

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor were unable to get on the same page at a press conference on Thursday, with Nurmagomedov leaving the premises before a late McGregor could arrive, but their confrontation at Friday’s ceremonial weigh-ins made up for the lost time.

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Conor McGregor would eventually like to fight Anderson Silva... and “The Spider” is fine with it.

Conor McGregor is focused on his UFC 229 showdown with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but beyond Saturday’s night mega-fight, McGregor has his eyes on going up multiple weight classes to take on legendary former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

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A big heavyweight clash is now confirmed for the beginning of December.

On the eve of Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin, perhaps deliberately so, it was made official that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) will fight on December 1st.

Both Wilder and Fury separately confirmed that they signed their fight contracts — evidently their “official” announcement in mid-August wasn’t that official — and all that’s left to determine is the venue. It’s been narrowed down to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, or Staples Center in Los Angeles. I suppose highest bidder is going to win in this situation, but Vegas just about always gets the big US-based boxing events.

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