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Conor McGregor marches on towards title fight

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Conor McGregor's date with destiny just got a little more clearer as the Irish fighter finished Dennis Siver to secure a UFC title shot.

The fighter dispatched Siver in the second round of their UFC Fight Night 59 main event fight in Boston and celebrated in sensational style.

McGregor ran and jumped out of the cage and straight towards the main he'll fight for the UFC Featherweight title later this year - Jose Aldo - who was waiting in the crowd.

Talking the talk, walking the walk

Heading into the event, most had McGregor as the favourite and although there wasn't much doubt in his beating of Siver, he made it look easy.

The first round was a clinic in how to outstrike your opponent and although McGregor did get caught off balance by a kick it was a minor blip in his performance.

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Then early in the second round, two stiff left hands had Siver stumbling and McGregor pounced on his downed opponent and rained in elbows, causing the ref to stop the fight.

It was then that McGregor jumped over the cage and began shouting at Aldo, who had been spectating.

Security kept them apart but it was like watching a WWE contract signing as Aldo just smiled and laughed at the adrenaline fuelled McGregor.

Aldo-McGregor to happen in May?

After the event, Dana White spoke to the media and said that May's UFC 187, in Las Vegas, is when the UFC want the fight - squashing the idea of Croke Park.

"There are a lot of obstacles for Croke Park. They have a curfew at night where you can’t get permits to stay out that late and do an event there."

"You lose about 25 to 30 percent on pay-per-view being in another country. The amount of money for production for Croke Park, being outside – I can guarantee you it’s going to rain. I’m not a meteorologist, but I’ll bet you it’s going to rain. I'm not saying we're never going to do it, but we’re doing Vegas for this one.”

The news will come as a blow to the UFC's fans in Ireland who can't afford the trip out to Vegas but if McGregor wins, you have to think the UFC put the stadium fears aside to appease the new champ.

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