Tyson Fury gives his opinion on Conor McGregor facing Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor Press Conference

Former boxing world champion Tyson Fury has given his opinion on who will win this weekend's UFC mega fight, between current lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former world champion Conor McGregor.

Fury - who is the former WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight world champion - has been travelling around the U.S to promote his upcoming super-fight with current WBC world champion Deontay Wilder. 

In between his various media duties, however - and high-profile scuffles with Wilder at press conferences - the Brit also stopped to give his verdict on the upcoming UFC fight on Saturday night.

Speaking on BT Sport's official UFC twitter account, Fury confirmed that he plans on being in attendance in Las Vegas on Saturday night, and also picked a winner out of the two highly decorated, albeit controversial fighters. 

"I'm going to go to that fight," Fury confirmed, when compared to McGregor in terms of their somewhat enigmatic styles "100 per cent, I'm going to be there in Vegas baby."

As well as being sure of his attendance, Fury seemed equally certain of the outcome of the fight, responding with only 'McGregor, knockout" when pressed on how he sees it planning out. 

Build up to the fight on Saturday night has been as controversial and unpredictable as the two men set to appear, with McGregor turning up almost 20 minutes late to the final press conference, only to find out that his Russian counterpart had already left. 

Some controversy and worry had also surrounded both fighter's ability to make the 156lb weight limit set for the fight, with Nurmagomedov having suffered a series of high profile issues in the past, regarding his ability to successfully make the cut.

UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Press Conference

Prior to Friday's events, McGregor had also refused to fulfil any of his additional promotional duties, with the Dublin-born fighter remaining uncharacteristically quiet on the fight on his various social media channels. 

Conor McGregor to win by KO or TKO (2/1)*

After having finally come face-to-face with Khabib at the first press event two weeks ago, however, normal service appears to have resumed, with the Irishman repeatedly criticising his Dagestani rival over his choice of coach, fighting style, and mentality coming into the fight.

Nurmagomedov meanwhile, has repeatedly accused his 'notorious' rival of disrespect and has no intentions to make peace with McGregor after the fight, regardless of the outcome. 

*Odds subject to change, max stake £25

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