The Notorious One is headed for Greatness!
The win wasn’t only a win for the Irish native but a full on statement! However brief, this seemed to be a bit of a showcase to the UFC Brass, the fans, just what a dynamic and unconventional fighter Connor McGregor is.
While the win took a little over three minutes, Conor appeared very relaxed during the fight, was taunting his opponent all the while throwing a series of roundhouse kicks and spinning body shots.
There will be trash talk about the finish with Dustin, who after the fight seemed to be complaining about blows to the back of the head, but Herb Dean – one of MMA’s best – was in the ring and he was quoted as saying, “Justified stoppage, all blows were legal.”
Herb Dean: “Justified stoppage, all blows were legal.”
Coach John Kavanagh was recently quoted, “I do think that he will definitely be a two-weight world champion, that’s a given, and I think with a certain set of circumstances he will be the first and only three-weight division UFC champion. That would be at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.”
McGregor to Joe Rogan, “What the other featherweights don’t understand, is that it’s a whole other game when they get hit by me.”
Winning in different weight classes is nothing new, just ask Dan Henderson, BJ Penn and Randy Couture, they’ve all won world titles at two different weight classes.
I know one fighter who’s watching with a keen interest .. long time Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo.
Can McGregor become the first MMA fighter to win three titles? Watching McGregor tonight leads me to think “Hmm…”
“Love him or hate him, Conor McGregor is good for the sport of MMA. The hype is fun, he’s charismatic, and he backs everything up with action. This is a humble yet very confident man who is earning our respect the old-fashioned way, through hard work.”
Conor McGregor Unplugged (bonus video)
Watch this video! .. for all you Conor Haters Out There, or if you just don’t know the man take a few minutes as Ariel Helwani spends a little time with the up & coming Champ in his native hometown of Dublin, Ireland.