What. A. Fight! Conor McGregor went face-to-face and fist-to-fist with Eddie Alvarez at ‘UFC 205’ and history was made! Conor knocked out Eddie in the Lightweight championship match, becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two titles at the same time!
Too bad for Eddie, 32, but he could not evade the left fist of Conor, 32. The two met in the main event of UFC’s very first event in New York City on Nov. 12, as the sold-out Madison Square Garden witnessed this historic fight. Conor, already the UFC’s featherweight champ, walked out of the match with Eddie’s lightweight championship around his waist!
Despite Eddie’s valiant attempt, he just could not hold off Conor’s attack. “The Notorious” one just connected with too many punches. During the second round, he blasted Eddie in the head, sending him to the mat. The ref had no choice but to stop the match and award Conor the win, via knockout. He’s now the first UFC fighter to hold two championships in two different weight divisions!
No one expected this to be a gentlemanly fight – not since Conor was involved. The “Notorious” fighter is notoriously hot-headed and during a press conference for the event, he had to be restrained from attacking Eddie. Conor even came close to throwing a chair – that’s not legal at all!
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Despite Conor stepping up a weight class to challenge Eddie for the lightweight belt, the Irish fighter was the odd’s favorite to win this match. Perhaps after packing on the pounds before beating Nate Diaz, 31, impressed fans. However, Conor was going to come out a loser in this match, even if he left Madison Square Garden as both the lightweight and featherweight champion.
“If he wins, he’ll hold two belts. Then he’ll decide he wants to give back to me,” Dana White, 41, said to Fox Sports, per the International Business Times. “He can’t hold both. He’ll have accomplished this. Then he’ll have to figure out which one he wants to give up. He can’t hold up two divisions.”
After all, Conor technically shares his featherweight championship with Jose Aldo, who beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 to win the interim title. If Conor wants to stay the featherweight champion, he’ll have to unify the belt with a bout against Jose.
What did you think about Conor vs. Eddie, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy with the results?