At this point in time, everybody knows Conor McGregor. Over the past few years, he has become the UFC’s biggest star due to his incredible fighting skill set and his cocky attitude. McGregor already holds the featherweight title in the UFC, but he made it apparent that holding just one belt is not enough for him. This past Saturday, McGregor made UFC history as he received his second belt by unseating lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez.
The fight took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The atmosphere was amazing considering that this was the first UFC fight night taken place in New York City after the state legalized the sport this past spring. McGregor came out of the gates flying, putting Alvarez on the canvas three times during Round 1. McGregor kept with his pace in the second round, landing a nice combination which ultimately led to Alvarez’s demise.
After the fight, Conor was extremely hyped and made some great statements:
“I’ve ridiculed everyone on the roster, I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to take this chance to apologize to absolutely f****** nobody.”
“I run this whole thing. I run New York. I run this whole ship. Without me none of this happens.”
Conor McGregor’s dethroning of Alvarez wasn’t the only record set at UFC 205, the card smashed a series of box office records. The fight set a new attendance record for the UFC, with 20,427 people in attendance at Madison Square Garden. Also, the weigh in broke a record for attendance, as well as the card being one of the most viewed PPV events in UFC history. Furthermore, UFC 205 had 14 million mentions on social media which also set a new record for the sport.
This electric night in New York City was definitely not one we will forget. Many records were made and Conor McGregor, as well as the other fighters, didn’t fail to disappoint. UFC 205 was a night for the books and will definitely set the stage for many fights to come.
By Quinn Reynolds