This is a performance that is more than worthy of being in the number one spot. It’s as close to flawless as it gets. The fight was bold and the performance was even bolder.
It was no secret that Conor was eying up the 155 lb division. After claiming gold at 145 lbs, Conor set his sights on a second belt. Although fighters had previously won belts in different weight classes, no fighter had held two belts simultaneously. It would be a first for the company.
But that’s who McGregor is. He is daring. He takes risks. And when you are capable of what he is capable of doing in the ring, then, fook it… I would be too.
McGregor challenged Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt after Alvarez snagged the championship throne from Rafael Dos Anjos in an epic performance. Alvarez was known as a tough, rugged fighter… but probably was discredited for being a great martial artist.
The Notorious ran through Alvarez. In the first round he dropped Alvarez on numerous occasions. McGregor looked comfortable and at ease the whole time. His left hand demonstrated that mythological like power. When Alvarez would strike, Conor would disappear. And when Alvarez was done, McGregor was right back in his face.
The fight ended in the second round from an incredible combination from McGregor. He landed four to five consecutive shots, leaving Alvarez defenseless.