If UFC 205 is anything like the press conference…We are in for something special!

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If there was anything fans took away from the UFC 205 press conference Tuesday afternoon was that we are in for a real treat come Nov. 12th. Tuesday’s press conference was filled with UFC superstars, NYC fans and of course the Notorious One. Fans walked away ecstatic about the first UFC card to ever come the big apple and now its safe to say, we all agree with the title of UFC 205 “Can’t Wait!”

With the likes of Chris Weidman, Frankie Edgar and Joanna Jedrzejczyk all in attendance Conor McGregor to no surprise stole the show. He taunted Eddie Alvarez, he made it known how much he is worth, he simply asked the crowd “Who the f**k is that guy?” when Jeremy Stephens stated he was McGregor’s biggest competition. It was great it was what New York needed to get excited about this history event. Fans are going to pack Madison Square Garden to see if Conor McGregor can achieve what very few have done and that is to become a champion in two weight divisions. However, lets face it Eddie Alvarez is no walk in the park. The way he knocked out Rafael Dos Anjos and his wrestling skills proved he will be a big test for the Notorious one at the 155lb division. Conor predicted he would KO Alvarez inside the first round and Alvarez responded by saying “You know you have no chance” With all the UFC stars on stage the majority of questions were for Alvarez and McGregor which will mostly likely be the situation come Nov. 12th. With all the hype over 205 fans will be in for a historical event and will witness history in many ways. Will McGregor make history? Or will the Notorious one have deja vu of what happen with Nate Diaz? Only time will tell! Besides McGregor vs Alvarez UFC 205 will also feature Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Miesha Tate vs Raquel Pennington and many other exciting fights. Let me know your guys thoughts of the UFC 205 press conference and what are your predictions come fight night!

If you missed Tuesday’s press conference I have posted the link below!

 

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Can CM Punk prove he belongs in the UFC, while the world thinks he’s a joke?

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While most doubt him and most believe this is some kind of sick joke, CM Punk is out to prove he belongs in the UFC when he takes on Mickey Gall Saturday night at UFC 203. When CM Punk left the WWE back in 2015 to pursue a career in the UFC, the entire world reacted with mixed views. From harsh criticism to support from many celebrities, CM Punk will have his chance to erase all doubt and let the world know his career in the MMA world is not like the WWE…Fake!

There are many things that make this fight interesting. From the injuries delaying CM pro MMA debut to Mickey Gall calling out CM on Dana White’s “Looking for a fighter” there are many questions that need to be answered. Has CM Punk taken this serious? Is Mickey Gall a worthy enough opponent? What if he wins? What if he loses? All these questions will be answered tonight but I wanted to explain why these questions need to be answered. The fact that CM Punk has no background in MMA and is given a shot in the UFC makes people wonder. Since the WWE superstar has never had to work hard to get into the UFC is this something he is taken lightly? I honestly don’t think so because anyone who has been following CM knows the work ethic he has put into his training camp shows he taken this very serious. From learning how to throw a simple punch to actually sparring and working on ground and pound. CM is taken his MMA career very serious and wants to make a statement. I also believe not only will CM Punk have something to prove but Mickey Gall as well. Yes, CM has yet to have his first pro MMA bout but Mickey Gall has only two fights in which both ending in the first round against fighters who were not top contenders. So do I think Gall is a worthy opponent? Yes, because he at least has some experience but not too much to completely count out CM come Saturday night. Both need each other to prove they belong on the big stage of the UFC. I believe win or lose CM Punk will need put on a convincing performance that will make the UFC want to keep him and not drop like other athletes who tried a MMA Career.

In the end I believe CM Punk will put on a great performance showing the skills he has learned from his camp but I don’t think it will be enough. I’m picking Mickey Gall by second round submission in fight that no matter how it ends CM Punk will walk away the loser in the bout but the winner in the event. Let me know your guys predictions!

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Surprise Surprise Mother F**ker, The King Is Back!!!

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He went back into the lion’s den and did exactly what he said he would do Conor McGregor got revenge! In a classic fight Conor McGregor avenged his only defeat in the UFC by winning a close majority decisions over Nick Diaz at UFC 202. Fans walked away with their money well spent Saturday night as McGregor and Diaz put on arguably one of the best UFC fights in years. You could feel the excitement in the arena as the fighters walked into the octagon. With a line of security separating the two, the T-mobile Arena was a rock show.

As the first round started McGregor looked very calmed and seemed to gained Diaz respect again with his punching power and timing. McGregor dropped Diaz three times and seemed to be controlling the early rounds. In the third round McGregor seemed to tire himself out and Diaz took full advantage, applying pressure to McGregor on the cage and landing power shots. However, McGregor seemed to find his second wind in the fourth round and was able to counter Diaz and defend his take downs attempts. The final round was close but exciting with both men giving it their all and ended with Diaz finally getting a take down in the final 10 seconds. Both men showed much respect after the fight and it was The Notorious one edging out a majority  decision. Both fighters felt they won the fight but at the end the real winners were the fans. Whats next for McGregor? A third and final fight with Nate Diaz at 155 like McGregor mentioned? A rematch with Jose Aldo at 147? It’s going to be very interesting these next couple of weeks but congratulations to both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz for amazing night in the MMA world!

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