Since coming on the scene in the UFC with a victory over Marcus Brimage in April 2013, Conor McGregor has been one of the most punctual, outspoken and exciting fighters in the organisation.
McGregor has a professional record of 19-2 and 7-0 since joining the UFC.
In his last outing, in the much-awaited unification title grudge match, McGregor shocked the world with the quickest title fight knockout in UFC history over Brazilian Featherweight icon, Jose Aldo. If Conor had not already proved to everyone that he is for real, then this crazy KO would have done just that.
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Conor loves to intimidate and frustrate his opponents by hitting them with as much trash talk as possible in the build up to his fights. But as he has said time and time again, he is capable of backing up his words, and nobody can disagree after the recent results.
I'm a big fan of trash talking fighters, as it makes the anticipation in the build up to the fight intensify. And UFC has had a fair few good fighters who like to talk a lot of trash, an example being Chael Sonnen. However, the UFC or any combat sport for that matter has never seen a fighter as charismatic as "the notorious" Conor McGregor.
Is Conor McGregor "The Man" in the UFC?
In the last five years, the UFC has had lots of top stars who have laid claim to being the very best in the business. Fighters like George St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Brock Lesner, Ronda Rousey and even Conor's last opponent Aldo.
However, in the last two years, these fighters have slowly lost ground on being the best. Whether it's been through, retirement, defeat or suspension. Yet throughout this period, McGregor has been consistent in taking names and building his way to the top.
Although Mcgregor does not hold the current pound for pound best, falling behind to Flyweight king Demetrious Johnson, Conor is the most "must see" money grossing PPV performer in the industry.Debatably along with Rousey.
Who's next for the Featherweight Champ?
There has been weighty debate as to whether Jose Aldo deserves an instant rematch with McGregor after his defeat. Many people argue that he was knocked out too easily, and believe he is worthy of having another shot at the Irishman. I, like many others feel that due to the decade of domination of the featherweight division in both WEC and UFC, Aldo deserves a rematch to try to earn back his honours.
If Cain Velasquez gets his rematch with Fabrício Werdum after just two consecutive title defences, why doesn't Aldo after Nine.
Since his defeat to Jose Aldo in February 2013, Frankie Edgar has won five fights in a row, three being stoppages with two "performance of the night" awards. The former Lightweight world champion is a superb wrestler with great hand power, which makes him an all-round dangerous opponent.
If he is capable of making McGregor fight "his fight" then I am confident that he has the capability to put a stop the Irishman's run. And be only the third competitor in UFC history to win two belts in different divisions along with the legendary Randy Couture and BJ Penn.
Rafael Dos Anjos
Lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos is a top quality performer who is also one of the current top fighters in the business and is coming off a huge TKO victory over Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.
McGregor vs Dos Anjos is a fight that would make UFC history as it will be the first time two titles from two divisions are defended in one fight, which means one of the two fighters will make their own history in the industry if victorious. If booked, this could arguably be the biggest fight in UFC history.
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