Monday, July 13, 2015

The Rise Of Conor McGregor

This past Saturday at UFC 189 at the MGM Grand something amazing happened, an Irishmen became interim Featherweight Champion when Conor McGregor TKO’d Chad Mendes at the end of the second round. Being of Irish decent I am excited to see McGregor taking the UFC by storm.

McGregor was actually set to fight the Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo at UFC 189 for the title but Aldo broke his ribs at the end of June and was forced to withdraw so Mendes was slotted in to fight for the interim title and the fight against Aldo is attentively set for January 2016.
Currently McGregor is 18-2 overall (6-0 in UFC) and if he beats Aldo in January he will unite the belt but I am admittedly quite concerned about that fight, Aldo is one of the best fighters in the UFC at 25-1 overall and he has not lost a fight in 10 years, not to mention he is ranked #2 by ESPN as the “Best pound-for-pound fighter” behind Jon Jones so McGregor is definitely in for a tough fight.

McGregor has been appearing in UFC sets since 2013 and he does have a couple of official autograph cards but about 6-8 months ago I stopped chasing his stuff because prices were beginning to jump quickly. With his win over Mendes the prices jumped in to the “insane” range and as long as he keeps winning those prices will just keep moving up.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait for the McGregor vs. Aldo fight. I absolutely love McGregor's personality (probably b/c he's the exact opposite of me) and Aldo is the KING. I'm more excited about this fight than the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight.