Conor McGregor has made quite the impact since joining the UFC earlier this year, knocking out Marcus Brimage in his April debut and following up with a decision win over Max Halloway at Boston’s stacked fight night event.
McGregor went in to the second UFC fight carrying a lot of hype, but picked up an ACL tear and has been sidelined since that night in August. In the time during his absence, McGregor has proved to be one of the biggest trash talkers in the sport.
As well as calling out pretty much all of the top 10 Featherweights in the promotion, ‘Notorious’ has also been eying fights at 155. A pretty heated beef has developed between C-McG and perennial Lightweight contender Diego Sanchez. Although it has mainly been a ‘come at me bro’ type of affair until today. Check out what the two had to say to each other via Twitter:
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 27, 2013
McGregor is pretty high up on my list of fighters to watch in 2014, in fact he is pretty much top and Sanchez’ style makes for very exciting matches. A potential bout between McGregor and ‘The Dream’ could be an early front runner for FOTY in 2014.
Sanchez is coming off a FOTN, and possibly FOTY earning scrap against Gil Melendez at UFC 166. A scrap that Sanchez lost by decision, in only his third fight in a two year span.
‘The Dream’ has been an active pro fighter since 2002, and at age 31 may well have seen his best days. He would still, in my opinion, provide an awesome litmus test for the surging Irish native and imagine the fireworks just at the weigh-ins.