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McGregor Attempts to Make History in Main Event at UFC 205

For MMA fans and media around the world, it’s the night before UFC 205, and I know this term is thrown around a lot in this sport, and by me many times, but UFC 205 really does seem to be one of the biggest and best cards in the history of the UFC. The biggest reason being that UFC 205 will be the first sanctioned MMA event held in New York City. It was earlier this year in March that the New York State Assembly passed a bill to end the ban on professional mixed martial arts being the last state in the US to prohibit the contact sport. “Let’s just enjoy this moment right now because it took so long to get here,” said McGregor. “So many hours went into getting the UFC in New York City and now, here we are.”

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And this should have been the biggest story leading up to this fight. But this is MMA, this is the UFC and with a historical event such as this you need a main event fit for the ages. So tomorrow night at UFC 205, Irish megastar and current UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion, East Coast Philly native, Eddie Alvarez for his lightweight title and if he wins will be the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously. “It hasn’t been done before. It’s never even been close to a reality in this game in the UFC,” explained McGregor. “And then to do it on such a monumental stage like this, this will be one of my shining moments.”

For Alvarez, he has made it clear in the past few months that he is not caught up in the “McGregor Era” claiming that most of his success has come from McGregor ducking certain fighters and being able to hand pick his past opponents. “You ran from Frankie (Edgar) for two years and picked everybody but him,” said Alvarez. “I can go to the supermarket right now and punch a guy in the mouth and look like a Superhero, but when you fight the best guys in the world, the true best guys in the world, it’s going to be tough.”

So, on Saturday night at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City, where some of the biggest events in sports history have taken place, The King of MMA, Conor McGregor will take on The King of the Underground Eddie Alvarez and attempt to make history in the sport once again. “The Irish have a strong history with New York and the East Coast, so I’m happy to be over here putting on this show for the fans,” said McGregor. “If he can last, I’ll give him respect, but this is the McGregor show. He will be dismantled and put away and that will be it.”

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 12th LIVE on Pay-Per-View. 10pm ET/7pm PT

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