We consider Conor McGregor as the George Estregan of MMA. The crazy, tongue-wagging movie villain, not the respected politico version.
On December 13 (Manila time) at UFC 194, he will be more than happy in proving that there is a method to his madness.
UFC 194 will feature two highly anticipated matchups in its card. Middleweight champion Chris "I beat Anderson Silva twice" Weidman is putting his title on the line against No.1 contender Luke Rockhold in the co-main event. McGregor, the interim titleholder, will challenge the reigning featherweight champ and MMA's best pound-for-pound fighter, Jose Aldo.
And as if the pressure isn't near tipping point already, the crazy McGregor ramped up his usual antics to spice things up even more.
With the greatest of ease and as natural as Estregan’s infamous crazy laughter, McGregor has collected some of the best anti-hero stunts and taunts combat sports has laid eyes on. And we admit: It worked. Below are the reasons why we're going to do everything we can to ensure that we'll be watching Aldo-McGregor come Sunday noon!
1) We might see the poise of a steel-minded champion break.
It happens: The bida loses his poise, and all of a sudden, he's been knocked out. Aldo's on a 17-fight, seven-year winning streak. Can Conor break him?
2) McGregor is milking the race angle.
Knowing that his opponent is a proud champion from Brazil, McGregor poked fun at it. He went as far as saying that he “owns” Rio de Janeiro in order to get the crowd riled up during their fight's press conference there.
3) This is the biggest fight ever in the feisty Irish's career.
Technically, Game Of Throne’s The Mountain was bigger:
But that was a pretend-fight. In the world of real fights, the Aldo fight figures to be the biggest yet in this noise-maker's career. How will he rise to the occasion?
4) McGregor once "stole" Aldo's belt.
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