Five Reasons Conor McGregor Will Be UFC Champion

88
SHARE

UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor will go up against replacement opponent Chad Mendes at UFC 189, as the two duke it out for the junior title in the absence of champion Jose Aldo. So much is on the line for the two stars of UFC 189, as a unification bout with the Brazilian ‘Scarface’ awaits the winner. After years of seeing numerous MMA (mixed martial arts) champions come and go, there seems to be a pattern emerging, and a clear message; it takes more than just fight skills to become a UFC champion.

You need to have a plethora of qualities to even be considered for a title fight, at least legitimately, and to hold the belt is to have reached the pinnacle of years of hard work, sacrifice and planning. Champions like Georges St-Pierre reigned with dominance, but was low in the trash talking department. Ronda Rousey is extremely outspoken, a pioneer in her own right, and about as committed a fighter as you’ll ever see. Jon Jones had the talent and physical abilities/advantages to ruin all contenders to his throne, but he learned the hard way that championship status reaches much farther than the gym, the octagon, or even the trophy cabinet.

Back to the point, I see five glaring qualities in UFC 189 title challenger Conor McGregor that will see the Irishman, eventually at least, crowned the first UFC champion from his native land.

5 Reasons Conor McGregor Will Be UFC Champion…….

  • Steffi Ingerström

    If it isn’t just about who is the best fighter the ufc have gone horribly wrong. Randy Couture was a great fighter and a great champion. But he wasn’t an aßßhole. The same goes for Fedor, GSP or even Bas Rutten. Really outspoken but not an aßßhole. One thing these champs had in common they where really, really good fighters and that’s what made them champs. If you are great at fighting you shouldn’t have to bother with the clowning around, making a fool of yourself. The fight game has always been about respect. You show it you get it. McG will never get my respect unless he cuts out the clowning around. It’s just awkward and silly and it doesn’t belong in martial arts. The WWE is where this drama bs belongs. Aldo gave the bird to McG and the ufc, and he was right in doing so. The ufc showed what kinda promotion it is now a days with this interim title. That to is silly and awkward. It’s like they are trying to make McG the champion no matter what. The champ in any ufc weight class should be the best fighter at that weight in the world. Not the most entertaining, nor the biggest prick. The best fighter. Nothing else. Otherwise it’s just BS

    • GM

      The UFC can try to make who they want champion but it will never be done because you need to know how to fight in this sport and win. Unfortunately the level of talent is much different than 10-20yrs ago. Fedor was great, Couture was great but unfortunately they did not evolve as mix martial artist. Wrestling, Stand Up, BJJ, etc are all areas where you need to be elite in these days. If you if you have these skills and can trash talk, good for you as you use another skill against another, Psychology.
      As professionals a person needs to conduct himself as a professional, it comes with the fame and territory. I love Jon Jones but he is an idiot how he behaves like a criminal out of the cage. That in my opinion and obviously the UFC position is not tolerable.

      • Steffi Ingerström

        In every sport the athletes are role models for the youth, and that goes double for a champ. Now is McG a good role model for the youth the way he is acting? And should the ufc really be promoting this kinda behavior in it’s fighters? Just think what a farce that would be if all of the fighters behaved like him. It’s just silly and makes me cringe in shame every time I see McG. It’s like seeing a boy pick a fight in the school yard. But if this was the school yard no adult would accept this bully’s behavior. It’s so embarrassing to watch.

        • Space

          Is McG a good role model? Is Jose Aldo a good Role model for saying and I quote ” I”m going to cut that mother fuckers head off” “You fucking pussy, You’re a fucking asshole” Fans like you are the embarrassment.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            The ufc probably told Aldo to give some back, get with the plan, because Aldo has never acted like that before. And I don’t think he liked acting like that for this BS hyped up thing.

          • Space

            HAHAH!! The UFC didn’t tell Jose to do anything, Conor pissed him off and Aldo reacted. Conor’s trash talking and “Bullying” is obviously working if Aldo has never reacted like that. Talking trash can effect your opponents before a fight, fighting isn’t 100% about fighting skills, the mental aspect of the fight game is very very real. Conor always shows his opponents respect after the fight and says he respects every fighter who steps into the cage, there is a plan behind his talking.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            well that explains why McG gets beat up on the streets. He doesn’t have time to trash talk, he just has to fight. And obviously he is no good at that. He’s a talker not a fighter, Man! Stick to the fighting, like most fighters do. Any one who knows anything about fighting knows that talking is just hot air.

          • Space

            Conor got beat up when he was 15 years old. He doesn’t “get beat up on the streets”

            Conor is a fighter who talks. Conor has 17 wins, 16 finishes, 15 KOs, 12 in round 1.

            Conor McGregor said to Dustin Poirier. “He’s a quiet little Hillbilly from the back arse of nowhere, his Cousin is probably named Cletus” “Dustin’s little pea head will bounce of the Canvas” “Its going to be a first round KO mark my words”

            Conor easily KOd Dustin in UNDER 2 MINUTES. So was he just talking hot air?

            You are mistaking Conor with Chael Sonnen. Chael couldn’t back up his trash talking, he was a one trick pony that literally needed steroids to help him back up his talking.

            Conor backs up his talking with his pure fighting skills and has done so in the UFC. Proving he is not blowing hot air.

            Conor is not most fighters. There is no rule book saying Conor can’t trash talk. He can do WHATEVER THE FUCK HE WANTS. You have a problem with that? NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU. Hate him all you want. He doesn’t care. His fans don’t care.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            Stop defending McG 😀 I’m going after you and your stupid logic!! How about you try and defend the logic of being great just because you haven’t fought and lost to anyone? That would probably make you one of the best fighters in the world. You’ve never lost, but that’s just because you’ve never fought. Or think of your argument in this light. McG has never fought or lost to Werdum, does that mean that he is better than Werdum??? Please take a moment to think about your arguments before you put them in to writing.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            or then again don’t!!! I’m getting a hell of a laugh out of you. Just keep on going!!

          • Space

            Stop bitching about McG like a hater. I’m talking about the 145 division. Frankie Edgar is not better then Conor McGregor until he beats him. Jose Aldo is not better then Conor McGrgor until he beats him. Chad Mendes is not better then Conor McGregor until he beats him.

            Don’t bother bringing up resumes. Renan Barao had a 100x better resume then TJ Dillashaw, yet TJ bashed Renan and proved he was and is a better fighter.

            Take a moment to let that sink in moron.

            The only way to prove you are better then another fighter in your division is if you beat them. I’m comparing Conor to fighters in his division.

            You’re so dumb you actually brought up Werdum…..A fucking Heavyweight. No shit Conor wouldn’t beat Werdum because of sheer size and weight alone. You obviously are too stupid to see the point I was making.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            I’m a bit old and haven’t fought for some years, but I could easily make 145 and probably find a promotion to fight in if I wanted to. So that would make me a fighter in the 145 division that hasn’t been beaten by Aldo, Mendes, Edgar or McG. So I’m the best until one of these guys beat me? That doesn’t seem quite right to me. Hell, the world is full of 145 that never have been beaten by any of these guys. Those that mean that the world is full of better fighters than them. No.

          • Space

            You’re so retarded its hilarious.

            “So that would make me a fighter in the 145 division that hasn’t been beaten by Aldo, Mendes, Edgar or McG. So I’m the best until one of these guys beat me?”

            I never said that. I’m saying if you want to say you’re a better fighter then Aldo, Mendes, McGregor, Lamas or Edgar you will have to BEAT THEM to prove that.

            How is that so hard for you to understand?

          • Steffi Ingerström

            because McG hasn’t beaten any of them but still you think it’s okay for him to say that but not for me? What’s the difference?

          • Space

            I said I personally think its OK for any fighter to say that. Doesn’t mean its proven fact. That’s the point I was making. Damn fucking right its not OKay for you, who the fuck are you? You’re a fucking moron, you’re too stupid to understand the point I was making, you turned it into something completely different.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            I’m the King of messing with your head. I’m the fucking Gandalf of Trash Talk. That’s why I can say that what McG does is far from trash talk or getting in your opponents head. It’s just bullying, and it’s silly. Ali was the master of trash talk and he never bullied anyone. Never grabbed the belt from any one. McG trash talk is the same kind you hear in the school yard. The way Ali did it, it had never been done before, or there after. I remember you where just as stubborn when you where defending Jones, and you never made much since back then either. But you didn’t learn did you. You’re gonna be just as wrong about McG as you were about Jones, and again you’ll have to eat your words. You might remember me as Stonecold from back in the day when Jones was your Messiah 😉

          • Space

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH

          • Steffi Ingerström

            Just think of it this way: It’s the olympics every country is walking with their flag at the opening ceremony. All of a sudden a japanese judoka runs over to the Americans and takes their flag runs around with it and shoves it in the dirt.

            Do you think people would go: “Owh, it’s okay. It’s part of the game. They are facing each other in judo, they have a fight, he’s just getting in his head. It’s all right”

            If we want people to take the sport of MMA seriously we can’t have fools like McG behaving like adolescence morons.

          • Space

            “All of a sudden a japanese judoka runs over to the Americans and takes their flag runs around with it and shoves it in the dirt.” Conor’s never done that.

            No one cares what Morons like you think. This goes back to my first comment at you, Have a fucking Cry you big baby!

            If people don’t take Conor seriously and he’s such a bad image for the sport why is he one of the biggest if not the biggest star in MMA at the moment? Why was he just on Conan O’Brien’s late show? Why is he doing commercials for multiple different products? Why is he breaking records?

            LMAO You’re the fucking moron. Keep proving that.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            McG has never been at the olympics, but if he ever got there I wouldn’t be surprised if he did something like this.

          • Space

            He would never do something like that. Never has, never will.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            He has. He grabbed The Belt, and The Belt is holy, it’s sacred. You seem to have the good manners to look up to and respect Muhammad Ali. When long time friend and corner man Bundini made the mistake of borrowing The Belt to show to some friends Ali fired him at once. Nobody questioned it, everbody understod it, and everybody was fine with it, because everybody knows that nobody touches the belt without the champs permission. If you want to touch the belt you earn it by beating the champ. Othervise you keep your hands of it. But not this pikey irish scum, he pisses all over the belt and what it stands for by grabbing it like your moms cheap ass. I know he grew up nicking hubcaps of cars, but what he did with the belt is just putting such a big hole in your manners, Any other sport or promotion and he would’ve been fined and suspended for that classless act, but no, Dana just laughed as if it was a big joke pissing on the belt and what it stands for. That’s the difference in what Ali did and what McG is doing. Ali had class and manners. McG doesn’t know what those are, but he’ll give you a good deal on a caravan. Please don’t dishonor Ali by comparing him with McG. I understand trolling, but please, you seem to have some respect for The Greatest, don’t drag him down in to the dirt with McG.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            and keep in mind that Ali threw his olympic medals in the mississippi river, they didn’t mean anything to him. But the belt is holy. So don’t say McG never has done anything like that and that he’ll never do. He went so far over the line grabbing the belt that my little anecdote about the olympics is nothing compared to what he did.

          • Space

            Blah blah blah blah Both are trash talkers get over it.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            your best and most insightful comment yet. I’m glad to see you’re evolving. Pretty soon you’ll even understand something. “Blah blah blah blah” is probably the smartest thing you’ve written so far. Good for you. Well done!!! I bet your Mama’s proud of her daughter 😉

          • Space

            Is that why you didn’t respond to my longest comment shitting all over your pathetic argument? LMAOOOOOO

          • leonaidis

            I didn’t read it all because even the first couple of lines didn’t make any sence

          • Space

            You’re a coward and a uneducated Moron. Not man enough or Intelligent enough to read the whole thing and reply.

          • leonaidis

            “BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH…..” I think your intelligent answer was when you didn’t want to discuss how Ali differs from McG, because you were wrong. So if I’m a coward and uneducated the same goes for you. I just took a page out of your playbook. Now that I’ve read it I can say that your way of looking at it is very bias, because of your man-crush on McG. Now please comment on the Ali and McG difference, if you have the balls you silly little bugger you 🙂

          • Steffi Ingerström

            and apparently you care, quite a lot 😉

    • Space

      If Conor McGregor beat Jose Aldo or Chad Mendes, he deserves to be the Champion or the Interim Champion, that proves he is the better fighter and all that matters. Conor is a really good fighter, there is absolutely nothing wrong with trash talking or doing the things Conor does. Not only has it made him one of the biggest and most popular stars in the UFC but he’s making great money for himself. What Conor is doing is working, no matter how much people like you hate what he does. The UFC isn’t just a sport its entertainment. Boring fighters that stick to the white line do not make great money, do not have a massive fanbase and do little for the UFC and themselves. Conor shows respect when its time to fight and after he has won. Conor is never going to cut anything out so continue to have no respect for him, he doesn’t have to change anything about himself. Nothing to do with the WWE, Muhammad Ali was in the same boat, he always talked mad shit and brought trash talking into the ring, he’s the Greatest of All Time. There is also nothing wrong with the Interim title. You do realize the UFC spent mass amounts of money on promoting Aldo vs McGregor right? Millions upon Millions of dollars of promoting Conor as the main event, Without making an Interim Title, while still keeping Conor on the Card, Lawler vs MacDonald would of been the main event and Conor vs Chad would of been moved to the co main event, the UFC hasn’t been hyping a main event of Lawler vs MacDonald for over 6 months, they have been promoting Conor as the main event, having an interim title was a must if Conor was going to stay on the card, it also adds more hype and certainly more PPV buys then a non title fight. The ONLY person to blame is JOSE ALDO. No One Else. The UFC doesn’t want Conor to be Champion no matter what they had to do it and that’s Jose Aldos fault for pulling out. If Conor BECOMES CHAMPION he is the best fighter at that weight class no ifs ands or buts about it. Everything you have typed is utter BS.

      • grandslam

        Space, you are a disturbing combination of ignorance and arrogance. Stop using Mohammed Ali’s example every time to defend Conor. They are poles apart.

        Conor McGregor isn’t popular, he is “notorious”. There are many of us who would just watch the fight to see Conor get knocked out against Chad Mendes. In fact, i would wait for Conor to slowly fade into irrelevancy over the course of the next few years. I said the same thing about Chael Sonnen when everyone on this page were rooting for him to run for the president of United States. You were probably not born then so I don’t blame you.

        • Space

          Conor McGregor isn’t popular? That is completely false and you know that. Chael Sonnen and Conor McGregor shouldn’t even be mention in the same sentence and I just slapped myself in the face for doing so. Chael Sonnen lost his UFC debut, Chael Sonnen had been finished 5 times before getting into the UFC, Chael Sonnen was a money laundering fraud. Chael Sonnen is a PED abusing Steroid Junkie that needed PED’s to help him back up his talking.

          Conor McGregor is nothing like him. Chael was literally writing rhymes and purposefully copying the WWE, Conor just speaks what’s on his mind, nothing fake about it.

          You can wait and watch for Conor to get knocked out until you are blue in the face. Just because you want something to happen doesn’t mean it will happen. I was not only born “then” I am the reason why you were born. If you know what I mean.

          Now run along child. Daddy has important business he needs to attend to.

          • grandslam

            That is some good “pre-school” level trash talking right there. Well done. Looks like you’re finally growing up some testicles of your own.

            Lets do a deal. If Conor wins against Mendes, I shall immediately terminate my account with Lowkick and leave you and your back scratch partner alone. However, if he loses I want you to go back to studies and stop wasting your time on this site. This may be the only opportunity for you to get rid of me or make something of yourself. Think about it.

          • Space

            I don’t care about you. Might as well terminate your account right now because Conor is going to KO Chad.

          • grandslam

            You care about my posts more than anyone else’s. Stop lying son. accept the deal as it will make your parents proud to have their son focus on his studies.

          • Space

            I couldn’t care less about you.

      • Steffi Ingerström

        It’s working for Conor and the ufc. But it’s bad as hell for the sport of MMA, it’s becoming more like the WWE every day, and it’s not a good example for young fighters. McG is a terrible role model. And just think what a farce it would be if every fighter in the ufc acted like this? It’s just silly and sickening. I don’t like people that act like McG, nothing good ever comes out of it in the long run. And comparing Ali with McG is like comparing Justin Bieber to Elvis. And by the way you use a lot of IF’s in your arguments, but state them as facts. You do know that that doesn’t work, right? When you can write something without if’s I might even take you seriously.

        • Space

          How is it bad for the sport of MMA??? How is it becoming more like the UFC every day? How many fighters are doing what Conor McGregor is doing? Conor is not a terrible role model he’s a great role model. He has a tremendous work ethic, works extremely hard, extremely dedicated. He was the first Irishman to win in the UFC and is inspiring young fighters all around the world. Not every UFC will act like Conor that is the thing. Conor is acting like himself, doing and saying what he feels like doing, Nothing wrong with that. MMA isn’t just about physical skills and fighter can 100% defeated and effected by trash talking.

          Muhammad Ali use to do the same thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WhktJPT5xA&feature=youtu.be

          You don’t have to like McGregor or what he does, that doesn’t mean you are correct in everything you say. “Nothing good ever comes out of it in the long run” You don’t know that. “That that” You do know that doesn’t make sense right?

          • Steffi Ingerström

            McG is acting. He’s not really like this. He created this persona when he got to the ufc. Try watching him before he signed with the ufc. He’s actually a quite sweet and shy fellow. He’s always been a bit silly and daft but not a ignorant bully, that’s just an act. And if you don’t see the difference in the way Ali acts and McG something is wrong with you. Try reading some of Ali’s books and you’ll get what the difference is. Educate yourself young man!!!

          • Space

            That comment just proves you really don’t know anything about Conor McGregor. Conor acted like this before the UFC, Conor’s coach of 10 years Owen Roddy said “From Day One, he had that confidence about him,” . Conor got the nick name “Notorious” before the UFC and its wasn’t just for his reputation of Knocking his opponents out. Nothing Conor does is an act, he speaks how he feels, lets his emotions speak for him. Not there is nothing wrong with me, you’re just a typical McGregor hater. Ali did all the things that you are saying about Conor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEm4NZBx4Yg Have a little watch of that, listen and look at some of the things Ali you to say and do. Called Joe a Uncle Tom. A Gorilla, the supreme confidence, and guess what? TRASH TALKING. You are the one who needs to fucking educate themselves. I’m not saying Conor is 100% like Ali, not even close, but they both have the gift of the gab , they are both supremely confident fighters who TRASH TALK.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            I met the man back in 2009, and sure he had confidence, but he was nothing like this. It’s an act.

          • Space

            Its not an act.

          • Space

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poxQXTlLzYA Seems very confident there. Obviously the more he wins, the more he dominates, the bigger fights he gets, the better opponents he fights, the Cockier he’s become. Conor’s always been supremely confident. He is not acting.

  • citizenrich

    Chad Mendes breaks Jagger’s ankle in the d1 National Championship match @ 141

    http://youtu.be/YAXXcFYBSwM

    Imagine what he’ll do to mcgregor, WHO HAS NEVER FOUGHT A WRESTLER lol. I bet Mendes heel hooks him and snaps his leg…

  • grandslam

    Charisma? IQ? The naivety of this article is almost insulting the intelligence of the members of this page.

    I have only 1 reason why I don’t want to see this “chimp” touch the belt ever. Having Conor as a UFC champ will be a matter of shame as this guy symbolises hate. Now stick that up as your next instruction to write an article on, @rorykernaghan:disqus.

    • Space

      Charisma and a High IQ, something you don’t have.

      • grandslam

        Define Charisma and IQ son. Once you’ve managed to learn that, please feed some information to your partner, @rorykernaghan:disqus, as he pretty much follows what you say or do like a puppy. Lets see how far you go with that.

        • Space

          Rory is his own man, he says and writes articles based on his own opinion not mine, the only correlation we have is great minds think alike.

          I’ll make it easy for you. No Charisma and Low IQ = grandslam.

          • grandslam

            I am so Hurt. I am sure Rory will post his popcorn Meme as soon as he wakes up! Then both of you will like each other’s post and start your usual mutual love talks. you have no idea what a fool you look like space. You probably would when you grow your own balls and stop sucking on Conor’s.

          • Space

            Sucking on another mans balls? Hey look, if you like doing that sort of stuff by all means go for it, keep away from me with that shit and keep it to yourself.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            any comment on what happened to the last bully who’s ass you kissed Space??

          • Space

            I don’t kiss anyone’s ass. I was never a Chael fan, never a Diaz bro’s fan. Calling Conor a bully is all you have to cling on to and its pathetic. Worry about the skills of the fighters in the cage, Conor’s are undeniable.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            Ok. You don’t kiss ass, you just really passionately defend some fighters with if’s and other BS arguments. And these fighters that you defend are like God’s to you. They can do no wrong. You are right it isn’t ass kissing because you don’t know them. It’s worshiping. Sorry I was wrong. Glad that we got that sorted out. Space doesn’t kiss ass he worships, big difference. My bad. Conor has skill, but many fighters have quite a bit more. What those fighters don’t have is the hype. I wish it only was about what happens in the cage and not this silly hype stuff. McG hasn’t been in the cage with a legit fighter yet, and still Space is all hyped up, silly little bugger 🙂

          • Space

            I presented no BS arguments, Every single thing you have said has been utter BS. Nothing is like a God to men, I don’t believe in any Gods. I don’t worship anyone or anyting. Many fighters have more skill then Conor? Until Conor loses to Mendes, Edgar, Aldo they are not better than him. That’s a fact. You want to prove you are better than someone? You beat them in the cage. Conor has been in the fight with Legit fighters. Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier are very legit fighters, Brandao, Siver and Brimage are not scrubs either.

            Its not all hype. Conor has backed up the hype. Conor was MASSIVELY hyped BEFORE the UFC. He built up a reputation FINISHING Fights. When he got to the UFC he had a spectacular debut, one of the best in UFC history. Right up there with Anderson’s KO of Chris Leben. Since Conor has gone 5-0 with 4 KOS, his highest ranked win was #5 Dustin Poirier.

            Chad Mendes went 5-0 with 4 KOs his highest ranked win was #8 Nik Lentz.

            Actually. I’m going to quote an Article that shits all over your article, the whole thing.

            A lot has been made by some of Conor supposed easy run to the title shot.
            Many have said that he hasn’t done enough to earn his chance at the gold.
            Rather than going over the often done list of Conors strengths and accomplishments, I’d like to go down a different route.
            If Conor hasn’t earned a title shot against Jose, who has.

            To keep this as simple as possible, I am going to break down the last five fights of all of Jose’s UFC and WEC defences.
            Five fights, to match the UFC record of Conor.

            A couple of caveats first.

            Chad Mendes is the only fighter to earn two shots.
            I’ll be trying to treat them as two separate events, and won’t take the first run into consideration for his second tilt.

            Secondly, I’ll be talking about the opponents of the fighters as they were viewed then, not now.
            A fighter going on to have a good run afterwards doesn’t mean that a victory over them five years ago had the same effect as it would now.
            All fights are reviews on face value.

            Simple?
            Then lets begin.

            Chad Mendes

            5-0

            4 KO/TKO’s
            1 Decision

            Opponents:

            Nick Lentz (W – Dec)

            Clay Guida (W – TKO)

            Darren Elkins (W – TKO)

            Yaotzin Meza (W – KO)

            Cody McKenzie (W – TKO)

            I think it’s fair to say that Chad did enough to earn his shot.
            He added a new wrinkle to his game with his growing confidence in his striking.
            None of his opponents were highly ranked, and none were even close to a title contention.
            But he easily beat all infornt of him, and did so dominantly.

            Ricardo Lamas

            4-1

            2 KO/TKO’s
            1 Submission
            1 Decision
            1 Defeat via KO

            Opponents:

            Erik Koch (W – TKO)

            Hatsu Hioki (W – Dec)

            Cub Swanson (W – Sub)

            Matt Grice (W – TKO)

            Iuri Alcantara (L – KO)

            Obviously not as strong as Chad.
            The KO loss is always going to stand against him.
            Looking back with hindsight it’s easy to say that the Cub Swanson victory is the biggest, but that would be a mistake.
            This loss brought Cub to 2-3 in his last five, with losses to Mendes and his eight second destruction at the hands of Aldo.
            Lets just say that Cub wasn’t considered such a scalp.
            That leaves Koch as his biggest win.
            Not exactly a killers row, but again, not the worst of runs.

            Chan Sung Jung

            3-2

            1 KO
            2 Submissions
            1 KO loss
            1 Decision Loss.

            Opponents:

            Dustin Poirier (W – Sub)

            Mark Hominick (W – KO)

            Leonard Garcia (W – Sub)

            Mark Roop (L – KO)

            Leonard Garcia (L – Dec)

            Now I’m as big a Korean Zombie fan as anyone, but is this really title challenging form.
            The biggest win here is Mark Hominick.
            But can we learn too much from a 7 second KO, as impressive as it was.
            Then we have Dustin Poirier, a great fight, very competitive.
            There isn’t much that can be said about the Roop loss, as KZ was left asleep.
            Any straight KO looks bad.
            The two fights with Garcia also seem fairly trite.
            Let’s be honest, he won both fights, but a title challenger should be demolishing a limited fighter like Leonard.
            A contender for the weakest challenger.

            Frankie Edgar

            2-2-1

            1 KO
            1 Decision
            1 Draw
            2 Decision losses.

            Opponents:

            Benson Henderson (L – Dec)

            Benson Henderson (L – Dec)

            Gray Maynard (W – KO)

            Gray Maynard (D)

            B J Penn (W – Dec)

            On paper the weakest challenger.
            Winning only half (2 1/2) of his proceeding fights.
            I’m never a fan of somebody coming into a division and getting an immediate title shot.
            Especially not off of two losses, no matter how close and controversial.
            Frankie got the fight on name recognition.
            He’s a great fighter, and I’m one of those who thought that he beat Aldo, but lets not pretend that it wasn’t a gift title shot.

            Chad Mendes

            5-0

            1 Submission
            4 Decision

            Opponents:

            Rani Yahya (W – Dec)

            Michihiro Omigawa (W – Dec)

            Javier Vasquez (W – Dec)

            Cub Swanson (W – Dec)

            Anthony Morrison (W – Sub)

            So as with his second more recent attempt at dethroning Jose, Chad was also 5-0 in his previous fights.
            It was not as impressive as his later run though.
            We only have one finish, and once again, it’s not the greatest group of fighters.
            The only really big name is Cub, but as with Lamas, his victory over Cub wasn’t world shattering.
            It was around the same time as Ricardo’s and Cub wasn’t as accomplished as he is now.
            Omigawa was on a decent run, but from the Mendes fight onwards he’s 2-6.
            So not exactly a world beating run.

            Kenny Florian

            3-2

            2 Submissions
            1 Decision
            1 Submission loss
            1 Decision loss

            Opponents:

            Diego Nunez (W – Dec)

            Gary Maynard (L – Dec)

            Takanori Gumi (W – Sub)

            Clay Guido (W -Sub)

            BJ Penn (L – Sub)

            Once again a case of somebody coming down and getting a title shot based on name recognition.
            At least Kenny had to win one first.
            Not that his close victory over Diego Nunez, who’s hardly a world beater was that impressive.
            Before that is all Lightweight fights, so not really a comparison.
            In fairness, Kenny was only a shade of himself at featherweight.
            But beating Clay Guida (in what was admittedly a fun fight), a washed up Takanori Gomi, and an average Nunez, while getting squashed by Maynard, and destroyed by BJ Penn, is hardly championship material.

            Mark Hominick

            5-0

            2 TKO’s
            2 Submissions
            1Decision

            Opponents:

            George Roop (W – TKO)

            Leonard Garcia (W – Dec)

            Yves Jabuin (W – TKO)

            Bryan Caraway (W -Sub)

            Savant Young (W- Sub)

            The only fighter in this list other than Chad to have a 5-0 record.
            And it’s fairly impressive, even if the opponents are a bit pedestrian, with no real contenders.
            It’s easy to look at the end of Hominicks career, how he went 0-4 from Aldo onwards, and let it colour your opinion.
            It wouldn’t really be fair though, Mark deserved his shot, and his sudden decline doesn’t take that away.
            A solid group of average fighters, with no contenders.

            Manny Gamburyan

            3-2

            1 KO
            2 Decisions
            1 KO loss
            1 Dec loss

            Opponents:

            Mike Brown (W – KO)

            Leonard Garcia (W – Dec)

            John Franchi (W – Dec)

            Thiago Tavares (L- Dec)

            Rob Emmerson (L KO)

            Probably the weakest of all challengers.

            He got the fight off of his KO of Mike Brown, the former champion.

            And while yes, his two losses may have been as an undersized light weight, victories over Leonard Garcia and John Franchi do not a challenger make.

            Urijah Faber

            3-2

            2 Submissions
            1 Decision
            1 TKO loss
            1 Decision loss

            Opponents:

            Raphael Assuncao (W – Sub)

            Mike Brown (L – Dec)

            Jens Pulver (W – Sub)

            Mike Brown (L – TKO)

            Jens Pulver (W – Dec)

            Undoubtedly the most accomplished of names in the group.
            Yes he may have lost to Brown twice, but nobody can say that Faber didn’t deserve his shot.
            On top of that, while Jens may have been a former champ and a big name, Uriah’s victories here were in the middle of a 6 fight losing streak.
            Assuncao is a good fighter, and this was a good win. but Uriah got the title shot really based on his history as the long time and dominant champion.
            And none could really hold that against him.

            So there you go.
            Every one of Jose’s title defences.

            So it’s only fair to do the same dissection of Conor “The Notorious” McGregor.

            Conor McGregor

            5-0

            4 KO/TKO’s
            1 Decision

            Opponents:

            Dennis Siver (W – TKO)

            Dustin Poirier (W – TKO)

            Diego Brandao (W – TKO)

            Max Holloway (W – Dec)

            Marcus Brimage (W – TKO)

            So we have a perfect 5-0.
            With the same 4 TKO / 1 Decision as Chad Mendes in his second tilt.
            But with better competition, and more dominating victories.
            We have Dennis Siver, who while only borderline top 10 was shut down completely.
            I have seen all of Sivers UFC fights.
            All 19 of them.
            And I’ve never seem him dismantled like that.
            Poirier was a legit top 5 guy.
            He lasted less than two minutes.
            Brandao has all the tools, and is very dangerous early.
            One round.
            Holloway was Conor’s only non finish.
            But Conor completely controlled him, with only one leg for half the fight.
            That showed a lot of heart.
            And Marcus Brimage, in his first ever UFC fight.
            Not only did he take him out early, but he made it look easy, and natural.
            Conor never felt the pressure, and dispatched him in just over a minute.

            So allow me to summarize.

            There is not one fighter that Jose has ever defended his belt against, that was on a better five fight streak.
            Only Mendes and Hominick went in 5-0, and neither one had as impressive a set of five victories.
            You could argue with Chad’s second run, but the competition wasn’t really as good.
            Continuing to say that he doesn’t deserve a shot is a bit baffling to me.
            He has done more or at the very least as much, as all of Jose’s previous opponents.

            And he has looked, very, very, good while doing so.

            It’s perfectly okay to hate Conor McGregor.
            He’s very good at being hateable.
            But the fans who try and belittle his record are hating just for the sake of hating.

            The Notorious Hype Train Express might end up coming off the rails against Jose Aldo.
            And there is no shame if it does.
            Jose has been the last stop for a lot of hype trains in the past.
            But it’s gonna be a fun ride as Conor pulls into the station.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            I couldn’t be bothered to read all that. I read as far as “Untill Conor loses….” I would say that until McG beats a legit fighter he should just keep his mouth shut. I haven’t lost to Aldo, Mendes or McG. By your logic that makes me one of the worlds best fighters. Shit, I wish I never gone one single fight. That way, by your logic, I would be undefeated!! I’m glad your on here Space. You make me laugh 😀

          • Space

            Conor doesn’t have to keep his mouth shut. You can go fuck yourself if you think that.

            That’s not my logic. That’s not what I said. I wasn’t talking about dumb asses like you that have never been in a fight.

            By saying Edgar, Mendes or Aldo are better then Conor, that means they would beat him. That’s not the truth, that hasn’t been proven yet. You prove you are better then a fighter by beating them. By my logic you would have to beat Conor, Aldo, Mendes or Edgar TO SAY YOU”RE BETTER THEN THEM.

            You didn’t read what I said because you know you have no real argument. You’re a moron.Your logic makes me laugh.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            Glad to hear that you are laughing. By your comments I was sure u were jumping up and down screaming at the screen, mad as a hatter. Yeah, you prove that you are a better fighter by beating them. You said McG is better because Aldo, Mendes nor Edgar has never beaten him, didn’t you, you silly little bugger? So how can you say McG is better since he hasn’t beaten any of these guys. Aldo has beaten Edgar and Mendes. So out of these four fighters he’s the best because McG hasn’t fought any of them.

          • Space

            I never said that. I actually said “Until Conor loses to Mendes, Edgar, Aldo they are not better than him. That’s a fact.”

            IF Aldo, Mendes or Edgar want to say they are better then Conor they have to beat him to prove that. They can still say they are better, nothing wrong with Confidence, but to actually prove you are the better fight you have to win a fight against said person.

            TJ Dillashaw said he was better than Barao. Barao said he was better than TJ. Now, TJ Proved he was the better fighter by beating Renan Barao. If Barao wants to say that as a certain fact he will have to beat TJ.

            Understand?

          • Steffi Ingerström

            So they want to say that they have to beat him, but McG hasn’t got to beat anybody and he still can talk out of his arse just because you fancy him? Did I understand you right this time around?

          • Space

            I addressed this point. Nothing wrong with confidence, or saying you are a better fighter then your opponent, BUT, In order for that to be a PROVEN FACT you will have to beat that opponent. Understand?

          • Steffi Ingerström

            Yeah I’ve understood from the start that McG is just running his mouth, he hasn’t proven dick yet.

          • Space

            He has proven a lot you Imbecile. Going from Cage Warriors to KOing the #5 ranked contender in the best MMA organisation in under 2 minutes is proving a lot. Fighting for a UFC title after 5 fights in the UFC is proving a lot. You don’t know dick about what you are talking bout.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            Now your just arguing against your own previous arguments, I’m not sure I follow you any more. You’re all over the place. First you say that a fighter has to fight another fighter to have the right to say anything. Then you say McG hasn’t got to that, just the other guys. Than all of a sudden McG has proven himself although you just wrote that the only way to prove anything is by fighting. And McG hasn’t fought any of the top guys so how has he proven himself but not Aldo, Mendes or Edgar? Is it just because he’s McG and you bought in to the hype that the same doesn’t apply to him as to the others, or is it a little man crushing?

          • Space

            I never said any of that. You’ve missed virtually every point I’ve made. I never specified or said its OK for Conor to say or do Something and not the other fighters in the Division. Never said that once. I never said Aldo, Mednes or Edgar haven’t proved themselves. More fabricated bullshit from the moron who’s struggling to keep up. I didn’t buy Into any hype. I have over 10 years of MMA experience my self. I know true skills and potential when I see it. I know Conor is highly skilled and capable of beating any fighter in the division. That’s why I picked TJ Dillashaw to beat Renan Barao, I watched every one of his UFC fights, saw how much he dramatically improved, he looked great in his fights leading up, I don’t need to see a fighter beat the #1 or #2 guy to know their skills, TJ didn’t fight anyone remotely close to Renan Barao’s level.

            Dustin Poirier was ranked #5 in the UFC Featherweight Division, NEVER BEEN KNOCKED OUT, Dustin was a top Contender and Conor KOd him in under 2 minutes. That’s proving yourself.

          • Falcon 4917

            You really are not paying attention to Space, look at the long one you didn’t want to read. Conor in reality might have more claim than anyone to the title shot. Sure now that Frankie has beaten Faber he might be next in line but that was a fight after the Conor vs Jose set up. Nobody in the division has done the devastation Conor has. The real problem people have should not be the quality of Conors competition. If they want a single thing to complain about it’s that he hasn’t faced a wrestling champ. Because other than that he has dispatched opponents better than anyone else in the division facing same opponents. Every next fighter is the “one” to show Conor isn’t all that and he makes minced meat out of them.

          • leonaidis

            sure I’m paying attention to him. I’m just doing what he’s doing 😉

          • Steffi Ingerström

            No I don’t understand because earlier you wrote this:
            “Until Conor loses to Mendes, Edgar, Aldo they are not better than him. That’s a fact.” Space

            He’s not beaten, or even fought any of them so which is it???

          • Space

            That exactly proves my point. Until Conor Loses to Mendes, Edgar or Aldo they cannot say they are better than him. Until Mendes, Edgar or Aldo beat Conor they cannot say they are better then him, meaning as a CERTAIN FACT, 100% no doubt better. They can say it all they want, so can Conor, until that’s proven its not a fact.

            You’re too much of a dumb cunt to understand what I meant. That’s perfectly understandable with morons like you, don’t hurt your head thinking to hard.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            So they can say it or they can’t say it???? Because first you write they cannot say it. Then you go on saying they can say it all they want?? For The Love of God make up your mind!!! How am I dumb if I can’t understand you saying two different things??? Let’s make it simple. They can say it, your next comment is “Yes”. They can’t say it, your next comment is “No”.

          • Space

            Let me break it down for you. They cannot say for certain fact they are better then Conor without beating him. CERTAIN FACT.

            That’s not a certain fact.

            Now, they can say whatever they want, just not claim it as certain fact. They can say whatever the fuck they want, they can say they flew to mars if they wanted, doesn’t mean its a fact.

            Frankie can say he’s better then Conor, I have no problem with that, that doesn’t means its a certain fact, not until he goes out and beats Conor.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            So they all the talk is just BS before they have fought each other? Right? And since McG is talking the most, all the time a matter of fact, he’s the biggest bullshitter of them all, right? Finally we understand each other!!!

          • Space

            Never said that.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            no but that’s the logical conclusion of what you’ve said so far

          • Steffi Ingerström

            “They can say whatever the fuck they want, they can say they flew to mars if they wanted, doesn’t mean its a fact.” If it isn’t a fact is BS. And McG’s talk is never based on fact, it’s all just BS speculation. Or is it a fact if McG says he flew to mars?

          • Steffi Ingerström

            Ok, it’s not ass kissing nor worshiping? What is it then? A little Man-Crush? Some homolatent feelings brewing there Space. What is it with you and your love for s cum? You had the same thing with Jon Jones. He was your hero, your idol, and could do nothing wrong. What ever your deal is you sure have got a type you go for, arrogant false bullies.

          • Space

            I’m a fan of McGregor. You are saying garbage, I’m responding, I would do the same if you said the same about any fighter. McGregor is scum is he? LMAO.

            Jon Jones was never my hero or Idol. I never said he couldn’t do anything wrong. I was a fan of Jon Jones the fighter. When he fucked up like he did, Cocaine, Car Crash I didn’t defend his actions, I was the first to say he fucked up, he’s a scumbag etc. Especially the hit and run situation.

            Conor McGregor hasn’t done anything close to the shit Jon Jones has done.

            90% of the time I defended Jon Jones fighting skills, if people thought he was an Arrogant asshole and a fake scum bag that was up to them, I personally didn’t believe that until the Hit and Run.

            You don’t know me, don’t act like you do.

            If you think McGregor is a cunt. Good for you. That has nothing to do with his fighting skills. Conor can be the most arrogant cocky trash talking fighter in the UFC, if he keeps winning that means jack shit.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            He is a decent fighter that is a moronic pice of scum. Never said that he’s a bad fighter, just said he is far from as good as he think he is and that he never would’ve gotten to fight for the title if he hadn’t been running his mouth. And that him getting the title shot just for running his mouth is not the way to go in a legit sport. And I’m criticizing his fans more than him. It’s because of ignorant fans like you that he is running his mouth. He knows he’ll have your backing and the ufc’s if he runs his mouth. But fans like you have been ruining this sport for a while now, and you are in majority. But that doesn’t mean I’ll shut up. I’ve loved this sport and dedicated over 20 years of my life to it, now it’s turning from a sport to entertainment. And I fucking hate that.

          • Space

            He’s a great fighter. He’s not a moron. He’s not a piece of scum. Conor is better then he thinks he is. He knows how good he is and he’s 100% right.

            I’ve already disproved this statement. ” that he never would’ve gotten to fight for the title if he hadn’t been running his mouth.”

            You decided to be a coward and not read what I wrote. Read this. It Proves you wrong. Grow a pair of nuts, if you are so smart, read what I said then prove me wrong.

            A lot has been made by some of Conor supposed easy run to the title shot.
            Many have said that he hasn’t done enough to earn his chance at the gold.
            Rather than going over the often done list of Conors strengths and accomplishments, I’d like to go down a different route.
            If Conor hasn’t earned a title shot against Jose, who has.

            To keep this as simple as possible, I am going to break down the last five fights of all of Jose’s UFC and WEC defences.
            Five fights, to match the UFC record of Conor.

            A couple of caveats first.

            Chad Mendes is the only fighter to earn two shots.
            I’ll be trying to treat them as two separate events, and won’t take the first run into consideration for his second tilt.

            Secondly, I’ll be talking about the opponents of the fighters as they were viewed then, not now.
            A fighter going on to have a good run afterwards doesn’t mean that a victory over them five years ago had the same effect as it would now.
            All fights are reviews on face value.

            Simple?
            Then lets begin.

            Chad Mendes

            5-0

            4 KO/TKO’s
            1 Decision

            Opponents:

            Nick Lentz (W – Dec)

            Clay Guida (W – TKO)

            Darren Elkins (W – TKO)

            Yaotzin Meza (W – KO)

            Cody McKenzie (W – TKO)

            I think it’s fair to say that Chad did enough to earn his shot.
            He added a new wrinkle to his game with his growing confidence in his striking.
            None of his opponents were highly ranked, and none were even close to a title contention.
            But he easily beat all infornt of him, and did so dominantly.

            Ricardo Lamas

            4-1

            2 KO/TKO’s
            1 Submission
            1 Decision
            1 Defeat via KO

            Opponents:

            Erik Koch (W – TKO)

            Hatsu Hioki (W – Dec)

            Cub Swanson (W – Sub)

            Matt Grice (W – TKO)

            Iuri Alcantara (L – KO)

            Obviously not as strong as Chad.
            The KO loss is always going to stand against him.
            Looking back with hindsight it’s easy to say that the Cub Swanson victory is the biggest, but that would be a mistake.
            This loss brought Cub to 2-3 in his last five, with losses to Mendes and his eight second destruction at the hands of Aldo.
            Lets just say that Cub wasn’t considered such a scalp.
            That leaves Koch as his biggest win.
            Not exactly a killers row, but again, not the worst of runs.

            Chan Sung Jung

            3-2

            1 KO
            2 Submissions
            1 KO loss
            1 Decision Loss.

            Opponents:

            Dustin Poirier (W – Sub)

            Mark Hominick (W – KO)

            Leonard Garcia (W – Sub)

            Mark Roop (L – KO)

            Leonard Garcia (L – Dec)

            Now I’m as big a Korean Zombie fan as anyone, but is this really title challenging form.
            The biggest win here is Mark Hominick.
            But can we learn too much from a 7 second KO, as impressive as it was.
            Then we have Dustin Poirier, a great fight, very competitive.
            There isn’t much that can be said about the Roop loss, as KZ was left asleep.
            Any straight KO looks bad.
            The two fights with Garcia also seem fairly trite.
            Let’s be honest, he won both fights, but a title challenger should be demolishing a limited fighter like Leonard.
            A contender for the weakest challenger.

            Frankie Edgar

            2-2-1

            1 KO
            1 Decision
            1 Draw
            2 Decision losses.

            Opponents:

            Benson Henderson (L – Dec)

            Benson Henderson (L – Dec)

            Gray Maynard (W – KO)

            Gray Maynard (D)

            B J Penn (W – Dec)

            On paper the weakest challenger.
            Winning only half (2 1/2) of his proceeding fights.
            I’m never a fan of somebody coming into a division and getting an immediate title shot.
            Especially not off of two losses, no matter how close and controversial.
            Frankie got the fight on name recognition.
            He’s a great fighter, and I’m one of those who thought that he beat Aldo, but lets not pretend that it wasn’t a gift title shot.

            Chad Mendes

            5-0

            1 Submission
            4 Decision

            Opponents:

            Rani Yahya (W – Dec)

            Michihiro Omigawa (W – Dec)

            Javier Vasquez (W – Dec)

            Cub Swanson (W – Dec)

            Anthony Morrison (W – Sub)

            So as with his second more recent attempt at dethroning Jose, Chad was also 5-0 in his previous fights.
            It was not as impressive as his later run though.
            We only have one finish, and once again, it’s not the greatest group of fighters.
            The only really big name is Cub, but as with Lamas, his victory over Cub wasn’t world shattering.
            It was around the same time as Ricardo’s and Cub wasn’t as accomplished as he is now.
            Omigawa was on a decent run, but from the Mendes fight onwards he’s 2-6.
            So not exactly a world beating run.

            Kenny Florian

            3-2

            2 Submissions
            1 Decision
            1 Submission loss
            1 Decision loss

            Opponents:

            Diego Nunez (W – Dec)

            Gary Maynard (L – Dec)

            Takanori Gumi (W – Sub)

            Clay Guido (W -Sub)

            BJ Penn (L – Sub)

            Once again a case of somebody coming down and getting a title shot based on name recognition.
            At least Kenny had to win one first.
            Not that his close victory over Diego Nunez, who’s hardly a world beater was that impressive.
            Before that is all Lightweight fights, so not really a comparison.
            In fairness, Kenny was only a shade of himself at featherweight.
            But beating Clay Guida (in what was admittedly a fun fight), a washed up Takanori Gomi, and an average Nunez, while getting squashed by Maynard, and destroyed by BJ Penn, is hardly championship material.

            Mark Hominick

            5-0

            2 TKO’s
            2 Submissions
            1Decision

            Opponents:

            George Roop (W – TKO)

            Leonard Garcia (W – Dec)

            Yves Jabuin (W – TKO)

            Bryan Caraway (W -Sub)

            Savant Young (W- Sub)

            The only fighter in this list other than Chad to have a 5-0 record.
            And it’s fairly impressive, even if the opponents are a bit pedestrian, with no real contenders.
            It’s easy to look at the end of Hominicks career, how he went 0-4 from Aldo onwards, and let it colour your opinion.
            It wouldn’t really be fair though, Mark deserved his shot, and his sudden decline doesn’t take that away.
            A solid group of average fighters, with no contenders.

            Manny Gamburyan

            3-2

            1 KO
            2 Decisions
            1 KO loss
            1 Dec loss

            Opponents:

            Mike Brown (W – KO)

            Leonard Garcia (W – Dec)

            John Franchi (W – Dec)

            Thiago Tavares (L- Dec)

            Rob Emmerson (L KO)

            Probably the weakest of all challengers.

            He got the fight off of his KO of Mike Brown, the former champion.

            And while yes, his two losses may have been as an undersized light weight, victories over Leonard Garcia and John Franchi do not a challenger make.

            Urijah Faber

            3-2

            2 Submissions
            1 Decision
            1 TKO loss
            1 Decision loss

            Opponents:

            Raphael Assuncao (W – Sub)

            Mike Brown (L – Dec)

            Jens Pulver (W – Sub)

            Mike Brown (L – TKO)

            Jens Pulver (W – Dec)

            Undoubtedly the most accomplished of names in the group.
            Yes he may have lost to Brown twice, but nobody can say that Faber didn’t deserve his shot.
            On top of that, while Jens may have been a former champ and a big name, Uriah’s victories here were in the middle of a 6 fight losing streak.
            Assuncao is a good fighter, and this was a good win. but Uriah got the title shot really based on his history as the long time and dominant champion.
            And none could really hold that against him.

            So there you go.
            Every one of Jose’s title defences.

            So it’s only fair to do the same dissection of Conor “The Notorious” McGregor.

            Conor McGregor

            5-0

            4 KO/TKO’s
            1 Decision

            Opponents:

            Dennis Siver (W – TKO)

            Dustin Poirier (W – TKO)

            Diego Brandao (W – TKO)

            Max Holloway (W – Dec)

            Marcus Brimage (W – TKO)

            So we have a perfect 5-0.
            With the same 4 TKO / 1 Decision as Chad Mendes in his second tilt.
            But with better competition, and more dominating victories.
            We have Dennis Siver, who while only borderline top 10 was shut down completely.
            I have seen all of Sivers UFC fights.
            All 19 of them.
            And I’ve never seem him dismantled like that.
            Poirier was a legit top 5 guy.
            He lasted less than two minutes.
            Brandao has all the tools, and is very dangerous early.
            One round.
            Holloway was Conor’s only non finish.
            But Conor completely controlled him, with only one leg for half the fight.
            That showed a lot of heart.
            And Marcus Brimage, in his first ever UFC fight.
            Not only did he take him out early, but he made it look easy, and natural.
            Conor never felt the pressure, and dispatched him in just over a minute.

            So allow me to summarize.

            There is not one fighter that Jose has ever defended his belt against, that was on a better five fight streak.
            Only Mendes and Hominick went in 5-0, and neither one had as impressive a set of five victories.
            You could argue with Chad’s second run, but the competition wasn’t really as good.
            Continuing to say that he doesn’t deserve a shot is a bit baffling to me.
            He has done more or at the very least as much, as all of Jose’s previous opponents.

            And he has looked, very, very, good while doing so.

            It’s perfectly okay to hate Conor McGregor.
            He’s very good at being hateable.
            But the fans who try and belittle his record are hating just for the sake of hating.

            The Notorious Hype Train Express might end up coming off the rails against Jose Aldo.
            And there is no shame if it does.
            Jose has been the last stop for a lot of hype trains in the past.
            But it’s gonna be a fun ride as Conor pulls into the station.

          • Space

            “And that him getting the title shot just for running his mouth is not the way to go in a legit sport.” That would have to be true, which it isn’t.

            “And I’m criticizing his fans more than him”
            A few sentences up.
            “He’s a decent fighter that is a moronic pice of scum”

            LMAOOOOOOO

            How have I ruined this sport? You hate it do you? WAHHH WAHHHHH WAHHHHHHH WAHHHHHHH WAHHHHH WAHHHHHH because that’s all I’m hearing you big fucking baby. Don’t like it? Fuck off, stop watching, don’t click on McGregor articles, literally ignore anything regarding Conor McGregor.

          • Space

            Who the FUCK are you calling a silly little bugger? Don’t smile at me either.

          • Steffi Ingerström

            I’m calling you the FUCK a silly little bugger. Well not the fuck, that’s a little harsh. I’m just calling you a silly little trolling bugger 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

          • Space

            How am I trolling?

          • Steffi Ingerström

            I hope you are!! Aren’t you???? You can’t be serious?

          • Space

            How am I trolling?

          • Steffi Ingerström

            He hasn’t got Jon Jones ass to lick any more so Slam has gone and found himself a new bully’s ass to kiss. Don’t be mad at the little bugger, he’s just follower. A sheep that doesn’t think.

          • Hey Slam you keep wasting your time filling threads with baseless hate and accusations, and I’ll keep writing articles that I think the masses want to read.

            There’s a reason I’m still a part of this site 6 years after I joined, and it’s not because i’m biased or anti-Brazilian.

            Opinion articles are awesome, and although they may seem biased, I’m sure Space and the likes will disagree when I put up my ‘5 reasons Jose Aldo will Beat Conor McGregor’

            You see, the idea is to try and remain on the fence, while suggestively presenting close to the bone topics that spark conversation and bring traffic to the site, as well as entertain our longstanding and new members.

            If you don’t like my style of writing that’s cool bud, I appreciate you still taking the time to read and comment,

            but as previously mentioned on the other thread, my balls will be visiting your chin if you carry on spewing mindless BS on the site

            Cheers, Your Dad