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History Made at UFC 205 as Conor McGregor Claims Lightweight Championship from Eddie Alvarez

He’s brash.  He’s obnoxious.  He’s also a dual weight class champion now in the UFC.

Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) predicted that he would defeat Eddie Alvarez (28-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) to win the Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, and he did.  McGregor scored a knockout at the 3:04 mark of the second round at tonight’s UFC 205 event in New York.  The title bout main evented the first-ever New York MMA fights at the historic Madison Square Garden.

In McGregor fashion, he predicted he would put Alvarez away in the first round.  Alvarez was able to hang around into the second round, surviving three different knockdowns in the opening round.  McGregor showed patience though, and continued to pick his spots to continue to wear Alvarez down until he put him away in the second.

In true brash McGregor fashion after the fight, he demanded the second belt be brought out as a part of the moment.  “Where the f*ck is my second belt.  I’ve already got this one.  Cheap f*cker – $4.2 billion this company was sold for.  Where’s that second belt?  Go backstage and grab that f*cker.”

McGregor did offer credit to Eddie, calling him a warrior but not on his level.  He said that he has slayed everyone in UFC, and wanted to take the chance to “apologize to….absolutely nobody, because Conor McGregor does whatever the f*ck he wants.”

Bill Says:  Conor McGregor may just be the best ever in MMA, and he may never have to fight again to prove it either.  He is a one of a kind,  his personality is larger than life, and he has backed up just about everything he has ever said.   It will be very interesting to see what UFC does going forward, because the talk was that he would have to surrender one of the titles after this victory.

About Bill Wentz (1542 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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