Conor McGregor set for Moscow press conference Thursday

Conor McGregor will be in Moscow, Russia on Thursday and will be holding a press conference.

The Irishman posted a picture of himself on Twitter getting a Russian visa a couple of days ago.

On McGregor?s website, The Mac Life, a statement was released for the press conference.

?McGregor will meet with reporters on October 24. This is the first such event involving McGregor in Russia,? the release stated, also going on to say that the Dubliner will provide an update as to his plans in Russia, his training regime and his current physical condition.

?Perhaps he will make statements about his imminent return to the Octagon,? it continues.

McGregor, of course, recently launched his Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey in Russia, so this could very well be a press conference to market that.

The press conference could also feature discussions on his fighting future, and when he is eyeing a return. UFC president, Dana White recently?shut down talk of him fighting Frankie Edgar,?but did say he will return in 2020.

But, it is interesting he is going to Russia, as his rival, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, hails from there. Prior to their clash at UFC 229, where McGregor fought Nurmagomedov, he had quite a few things to say about the Russian and where he comes from. What the reception will be like for him in Russia after all the talk will be interesting.

McGregor?has not fought since he lost by submission to Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. There, he was looking to reclaim his lightweight title. It also marked his return to the Octagon after two years as he had the boxing match against Floyd Mayweather and fought Eddie Alvarez in 2016 to become the first-ever simultaneous champ-champ in the UFC.

What do you think Conor McGregor will be saying at the press conference in Russia?