December 12, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor celebrates his championship victory against Jose Aldo during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor’s Arrival into Las Vegas Delayed, Still Awaiting First Face Off Ahead of UFC 229

Conor McGregor was expected to relocated his training camp to Las Vegas in early September but it appears that plan has been delayed

Conor McGregor is going to do whatever is the best way for him to win a fight.

That’s why the former two-division UFC champion has decided to continue his training camp at home in Dublin, Ireland rather than relocating to the United States in the coming days.

While it’s always been expected that McGregor would eventually move his training camp to Las Vegas as he’s done in the past, the 29-year old Irishman seems to have everything he needs at home for his upcoming fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

As first reported via “UFC Tonight”, McGregor is not expected to arrive in Las Vegas until mid-to-late September, which means he may not land in Sin City until just days before his fight on Oct. 6.

There’s no exact reason for the delay but it appears McGregor is focused on training and preparation for Nurmagomedov with as few distractions as possible.

That also might include press obligations leading up to the fight as McGregor has stayed very quiet in regards to talking about his fight against Nurmagomedov, although that’s expected to ramp up as the event draws nearer.

It was just a couple of weeks ago when UFC officials had confirmed that McGregor and Nurmagomedov would be expected to face off in some sort of press event to promote their fight where fans would be invited to see the two lightweights in person before they clash in October.

McGregor has even kept his social media posts to a minimum without revealing too much about the work he’s doing or the training partners he’s working with in anticipation of the lightweight title fight at UFC 229.

As of now, there’s still no word on a press conference or any other kind of event happening ahead of fight week in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Nurmagomedov is grinding away at his camp in San Jose at American Kickboxing Academy where former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has recently returned as well. Nurmagomedov will obviously stay embedded in his training camp under the watchful eye of head coach Javier Mendez until it’s finally time to face off with McGregor.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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