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McGregor Leading MMA To Greener Pastures

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Last Sunday morning, one of the most successful and entertaining MMA events in recent history came to a close in Las Vegas. The headliner, and main attraction, was a young upstart from Crumlin. He began the night as a doubted and divisive figure, but ended it as Ireland’s newest sporting hero and the latest figurehead for the UFC.

The doubts were understandable.

McGregor has only a handful of fights in the organisation, and we had not seen the full picture. We still haven’t, but another large chunk was revealed at the weekend, and it looked like a work of art.

I’ll hold my hands up and admit it; I was a sceptic. Not through any pettiness or begrudgery, but because I have watched MMA for a long time, and it’s a sport that rewards scepticism. Much like in boxing, prospects can be built, and you often don’t know how good someone is until they’ve been made to look bad. Remarkably, that has yet to happen to McGregor.

Dana White and the Fertittas will be hoping McGregor can spearhead the UFC’s latest expansion.

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