Watch Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov press conference: Live stream the final event ahead of the UFC 229 fight right here

EYES down… here we go again.

It's time for the final press conference before controversial Irish star Conor McGregor climbs into the octagon to face unbeaten favourite Khabib Nurmagomedov.

 Conor McGregor has been on full throttle in the build-up to his UFC comeback fight

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Conor McGregor has been on full throttle in the build-up to his UFC comeback fight

Lightweight ace McGregor, 30, last fought as a boxer when he took on Floyd Mayweather last year.

Now the UFC world looks forward to what could be his most brutal battle yet.

McGregor insists: "I'm going to maul him.

"I will clatter him; he will crumble. I don't think he can take a smack. He reacts like a novice."

The build-up to Saturday night's UFC 229 showdown in Las Vegas has been venomous.

The fighters' explosive first press conference saw McGregor launch his own whisky amid a host of fiery exchanges.

Then on The Ariel Helwani Show in America, McGregor threatened basically everyone, and in particular Khabib's crew, saying they need to watch themselves.

He warned: "Everyone needs to watch where they step, watch what they say, watch what they do, watch were they sleep at night."

 Khabib is the unbeaten favourite

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Khabib is the unbeaten favourite

Khabib and Conor will hold a second press conference on Thursday, October 4 ahead of their big fight.

It will begin at 11pm UK time.

You can watch the press conference below or on BT Sport's YouTube channel.

BT Sport hold the exclusive rights to UFC in the UK and Ireland until December this year.

Subscribers will be able to watch all the action online and via the BT Sport app, which is available on Google Play, the App Store and Windows 10 devices.

Alternatively, you can follow all of the action on our dedicated SunSport LIVE BLOG.

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov face off after their first press conference together ahead of UFC 229

That came in November 2016 when he beat Eddie Alvarez to add the lightweight belt to his featherweight title.

He was later stripped of both titles because of inactivity, with Nurmagomedov being installed as lightweight champion earlier this year – a decision that still grates with McGregor.

 

EYES down… here we go again.