See Why ‘Everyone Is Talking About Conor McGregor’

See Why ‘Everyone Is Talking About Conor McGregor’

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UFC Fight Night 26 is a solid card to say the least and one rife with exciting fighters. Of the combatants to be featured this Saturday night in “Beantown”, one of them has received a considerable amount of notoriety since entering the UFC, back in April of this year.

25-year-old featherweight Conor McGregor is an exciting Irish fighter with some promise, who’s 1 & 0 in the UFC and coming off of a beautiful TKO finish of Marcus Briamage. Beyond that, he’s on a 9 fight (professional) winning streak.

He is exceedingly confident in his abilities and his record acts as proof of his skills. In his 11 victories (13 & 2 overall), “Notorious” has finished 10 of them by either KO or TKO, with the other win coming by way of submission. Of his 11 wins, not one of them made into the third round.

In lead-up to his fight in Boston this Saturday night and as a reminder of what all the hypes’ been about, the UFC has released McGregor’s “big show” debut fight against Marcus “The Bama Beast” Brimage.

As Kenny Florian says of “Notorious’s” performance in the fight, “this is why everyone’s been talking about Conor McGregor.”

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    Great hands, buts lets see how he goes against a top wrestler….Or even a grinder like clay guida.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thexperience1 thexperience1

      True that…

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/darejz00 darejz00

      How have I not seen this guy before? Such confident striking, knowing his range and timing perfectly. Very skilled man on his feet, what's up with his ground game? Definitely a guy to watch in the future, thanks for enlightening me…

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

        I have seen some of him on the ground he is wiley, scrambly and does posses bjj, this guys attitude is the most impressive imo, and I think they will give him the Dan Hardy route to the title.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          That's an interesting thought regarding the Dan Hardy reference. I think you could well be right, David. Having an Irish / European fighter as a champion would help the UFC in terms of European promotion.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HunterB HunterB

            except what guys in the top 5 maybe even 10 is he going to beat?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    Go ahead Conor, shock the world, I need some excitement for a change.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Anwargoku Anwargoku

    Im not impressed by your performance

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/dropkickmurphy dropkickmurphy

    These lighter divisions are getting to be one of my favorites and they seem to be getting better every year.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

    He isn't a UK fighter. He is Irish, you know the republic is not the UK right? We are not a united kingdom with Britain. No offense Brits I like many of you just fine but have my pride too.lol.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      Falcon, I apologize to all yourself and all Irish fans for referring to him as a UK fighter and not simply as an Irish fighter, period. I was factually wrong in doing so. I shall not repeat the mistake in the future. Again, my apologies. I was wrong and you are well-right to be proud. I owe you a Guinness.

      For the record, I share some of that pride, for my whole family on my mother's side is Irish.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

        Cool, no problem and thank you. He's our only guy in there besides Norman who is actually UK(Irish) but if you ask him I bet he says he's Irish.lol.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          Cheers, man and again, sorry for the mistake and thank you for pointing it out.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

            lol, its all fair. Many over seas call Americans Yanks, but 1/2 way down they are Rebels and not yanks. Geographical locations and dialects confuse everyone from different countries. Though history shows a soft spot for confusing them.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            That's very true, Entity.

            On an anti-NWO rant….the corporate schools force us to accept the following falsehoods….

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

      He would be smart though to tap into the Irish fan base falcon if they except him.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

        I also meant the UK fan base with their support he will sell more gear and more demand

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/rflynn rflynn

    he is not a uk fighter…..

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      RF, I have noted that and corrected the copy to read, simply, that Connor is Irish. I have removed the "UK" reference.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/rflynn rflynn

        thanks Brian! As falcon said above if we only have one we might as well point it out!

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          RF, I totally understand and get not only the message, but the point, I promise I will never make the mistake again and as I said to Falcon, you are well-right to have made note of it and to be proud of, what is, a great Irish fighter.

          I think he's going to do well in the UFC and I suspect if he wins a couple of more fights, that the brass will give him a title shot. As such, he should march forth proudly under the tri-color of the Irish flag.

          Again, I'm sorry and I promise it won't happen again.

          Cheers,

          Brian

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

            It ok Brian, having French heritage myself I forgive you and wish for no confict as I would probably back down lol

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            I accept all forgiveness that ever comes my way; it's like money, I never turn it down.

            In terms of you running away, my Irish heritage would probably have me out partying the night before and I'd probably opt to over sleep any scheduled conflict in favor of a good solid Irish breakfast and a pint.

            PS – don't forget that your French heritage used to run a huge chunk of the world and they never backed-down. :-)

            PSS – French heritage is one of the best parts of Canada.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

            @Brian my heritage is french candian, being from Maine where everyone is eaither Irish or French Canadian, it is quite common for Franco American (French Canadian) Im proud of it

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            Cool, man. Maine is a beautiful part of the States and Quebec is a beautiful part of Canada.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

            lmao David!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/nochoice nochoice

    who’s 1 & 0 in the UFC and coming off of a beautiful TKO finish of Max “Blessed” Holloway.

    Little mistake here Brian!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      You are right, No. Damn!

      I have corrected the error.

      Cheers, for pointing it out.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/nochoice nochoice

    Or did you just spoil the fight!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      No, hopefully I've spoiled the fight. :-)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheRealDeal TheRealDeal

    When he's top 5 I will talk about him.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      Cage, if that's the case then I think you'll be talking about him sometime next year.
      He's a good fighter, man. I love his attitude. He's great.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

      You're talking about talking about him 8))

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

    Conor did look good against Brimage, but Holloway is a few inches taller than McGregor, and his reach about the same, sot will be interesting to see if he will still have the same confidence in his striking.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

      True, hope he can deal with anything. Maybe he'll be Irelands GSP except primarily a striker.