McGregor Could Make UFC History at UFC 205
Can McGregor become a two weight world champion in the UFC?
Conor McGregor has been given the chance to make UFC history at the highly anticipated UFC 205, held at Madison Square Garden. Ireland’s featherweight champion will have the chance to be the first UFC fighter to hold two UFC belts consecutively at the same time when he takes on Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at the prolific Madison Square Gardens on 12 November 2016.
In Conor’s previous organisation; Cage Warriors, Conor held the featherweight and the lightweight belts concurrently. Can “the notorious” replicate this in the UFC?
McGregor and Alvarez will go head to head on the main card of the first UFC event in the city in almost 20 years. The 28 year old McGregor became featherweight champion when he knocked out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds earlier this year, in December at UFC 194, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; McGregor however has yet to defend that title.
McGregor set his sights on the lightweight title planned for UFC 202, however his plans were disabled when the then lightweight champion, Rafael Dos Anjos, had to pull out of the March 5 fight in Las Vegas due to an ankle injury. Since then the Brazilian lost his title to Eddie at UFC Fight Night 90 in Las Vegas on July 7, Alvarez winning by TKO.
Whilst McGregor engaged in two intriguing welterweight battles against Nate Diaz, losing for the first time in the UFC at UFC 196 on March 5, Diaz won due to a barrage of punches that forced McGregor to go for the takedown. With Diaz being a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Diaz managed to take McGregor’s back, and submit the Irishman due to a calculated rear naked choke.
The second bout, held at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, with UFC 202 on 20 August, demonstrated McGregor’s indomitable spirit and determination, to beat Diaz via decision. Can Conor make history and become a two weight world champion? I guess you will have to wait for November 5 when McGregor and Alvarez will trade shots.
It certainly feels like what Conor wants, Conor gets; however when he creates as much hype and controversial statements towards the fight this always inflates the draw. Like marmite, love him or hate him, how do you think the fight will go? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.