Conor McGregor has been away from the octagon since struggling a severe harm in his third struggle towards Dustin Poirier in July 2021. His return stays unsure, although his identify is red-flagged forward of such a landmark occasion as UFC 300, which can happen as early as 2024, maybe in March or April. The truth that The Infamous has re-entered the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Company) anti-doping pool is a transparent signal that he’s nearer to returning to competitors.
Today, there isn’t a doubt that the principle matter of dialog within the UFC world is Islam Makhachev‘s spectacular victory over Alexander Volkanovski within the conflict of kings that might have allowed the Australian to grow to be the fifth UFC ‘champion-champion’. It’s a very troublesome problem – because it has been demonstrated as soon as once more – and the primary fighter to attain it was McGregor.
The Infamous grew to become featherweight champion by defeating Jose Aldo at UFC 194 (December 2015) and, though he misplaced to Nate Diaz at welterweight in between, he received the light-weight title at UFC 205 (November 20216) towards Eddie Alvarez. Conor succeeded the place others have tried unsuccessfully.
The truth is, McGregor is the one featherweight champion to win whereas combating for a title in one other division. Nice champions of this division haven’t been so profitable going for an additional belt, as is the case of Jose Aldo (for the bantamweight), Max Holloway (for the interim light-weight) and Alexander Volkanovski (twice for the light-weight). To this incontrovertible fact that makes him distinctive The Infamous referred in social networks and to recollect that he’s the GOAT (the best of all time). Not solely that, however he elevated himself to the extent of The Best: “The best double champion on this planet! There isn’t any man since [Muhammad] Ali who has shaken the world like Mac G!” Has he actually been the nice revolution in fight sports activities since Muhammad Ali?
It stays to be seen in what situation a fighter who shocked not so a few years in the past together with his karateka stance whereas profiting from his boxing returns. We have no idea both if there might be a hint of his nice attacking and defensive agility. On this approach he knocked out his opponents relentlessly for many of his profession. His final advantage was to obtain the black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, an actual feat for anybody who is devoted to combating. It is going to be successful if he reappears and is in form.
UFC 294 outcomes
Volkanovski was defeated for the third time in his profession as Islam Makhachev knocked the Australian out within the first spherical of their conflict for the light-weight championship, as he delivered the successful blows with a kick to the pinnacle and adopted it up with punches.
It is the second lack of Volkanovski’s profession to the Russian fighter, who defeated him through unanimous determination in February 2023 however there isn’t a doubt in regards to the winner of their rematch in Abu Dhabi.
The opposite bouts noticed a number of temporary however thrilling contests.
Light-weight: Makhachev KOs Volkanovski, spherical one, 3:06.
Middleweight: Khamzat Chimaev beats Kamaru Usman through majority determination after three rounds.
Gentle Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker share a no contest after an unlawful, however unintentional, kick ensured the previous could not proceed after 3mins and 13s within the first spherical.
Middleweight: Ikram Aliskerov defeated Warlley Alves through TKO with a flying knee and punches, 2mins and 7s into the primary spherical.
Bantamweight: Mentioned Nurmagomedov defeated Muin Gafurov through submission after a guillotine choke made the latter faucet out within the first spherical with 1:13 on the clock.