Conor McGregor is undoubtedly responsible for the rise in popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) around the world. It was incredible to watch him work his way all the way up to the top of the game. In addition, McGregor was the first fighter in the history of the UFC to hold two belts at the same time.
After finishing Jose Aldo in the first round of their title fight, McGregor was crowned the new champion of the featherweight division in the UFC. In the second round of their battle for the lightweight title, he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in a similar manner.
Conor McGregor reminds fans of unique UFC feat
“The Notorious” has accomplished numerous feats in the UFC, aside from being the first simultaneous double champion in the organization’s history. The 35-year-old Irishman recently shared an edited video on X (Twitter), reminding fans of a unique UFC record that he still holds.
In his fight with Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title, McGregor dropped him multiple times, setting a record for the most knockdowns in UFC title history. The edited video depicted Alvarez about to strike a punching bag with McGregor’s image on it, but just before impact, the video transitioned back to the fight scene where Conor McGregor skillfully evaded Alvarez’s punch and delivered a counter.
The most knockdowns in a ufc title fight. https://t.co/CPhnrT5pVe
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 3, 2023
After the victory over Alvarez, Conor McGregor went to box Floyd Mayweather Jr. broke numerous pay-per-view records. His venture into boxing was followed by a hiatus that concluded when he challenged Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title. The Dagestani fighter successfully defended his title with a fourth-round submission victory.
McGregor’s return to UFC vs. Chandler still unclear
The Irishman has been absent from the octagon for nearly two years and is eager for a comeback. Recently, he served as a coach opposite Michael Chandler in TUF 31. McGregor had to withdraw from the USADA testing pool due to his leg break, which was necessary to facilitate his recovery.
However, there may be concerns about the supplements he’s using, as they could potentially violate USADA regulations.
The alleged use of steroids is the reason McGregor is being kept out of action. The former lightweight champion has noticeably bulked up during the recovery process and was recently spotted sparring with UFC welterweight, Ian Garry.
When asked about McGregor’s potential return, Dana White mentioned that the chances of a fight happening in December are low, and fans can anticipate the Irishman’s comeback in early 2024.
Michael Chandler is proposed as McGregor’s opponent. Chandler, in his UFC career, has secured victories over Dan Hooker and Tony Ferguson but faced defeats against Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaethje, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Dustin Poirier. A matchup between these powerhouse fighters in Chandler and McGregor is eagerly anticipated by fans.
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