UFC star Jon Jones laid out his predictions for the upcoming UFC 229 showdown between Ireland's Conor McGregor and Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov during an interview filmed in Moscow last month. «I think for Khabib the loss would be more devastating. I think there's a lot riding on this fight for him, his country, you know, the weight of his country is on his back,» Jones said. «I think it'd... Еще really damage Khabib's brand and his kind of aura.» He added that a loss would 'affect Khabib's star power' but McGregor would go on strong regardless of the result. Jones also said that he is unable to pick a winner between the two 'god-gifted fighters' when they meet in Las Vegas on October 7th. In what is advertised as the biggest match in the organisation's history, 30-year-old McGregor will seek to make a victorious return to the octagon after two years to reclaim the belt he had been stripped of several months earlier.