New location, same old Conor McGregor. The self-anointed king of combat sports hit New York City last night with all of the trademark ferocity and farce we have come to expect, turning the final pre-fight press conference for UFC 205 into an off-Broadway pantomime.
It’s hard silenced, New York. But, on the early morning commute to downtown Manhattan on Wednesday, you could mark that as another odds-scorching upset for the man who somehow, someway will become leader of this land in the much too near future.
There are questions. And then there are the leading questions, more important even than the Five Things We Learned. Here’s 40 head-scratchers in advance of today’s Croke Park shenanigans.
After a fractious five months ended with Conor McGregor resiliently reclaiming his position as the biggest draw in combat sports, the Dubliner might be pitched right back into a fresh battle of wills with his UFC employers.
On December 12th, two of UFC’s most feared fighters will finally lock horns in one of the most anticipated clashes of the year, if not in UFC history. Aldo and McGregor will battle it out for UFC featherweight championship title on the biggest stage, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Shocking revelations of how a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed his own plane killing 150 people, the charging of three more people in relation to the Makayabella drugs seizure and Conor McGregor's geography lesson for UFC boss Dana White are all part of our evening briefing on the latest and most read content on irishexaminer.com right now.