"when featherweights get hit by me its a whole different ball game"
McGregor would open up with an axe kick for sure
Something tells me Frankie and Cub about to be pissed
"For now, McGregor still has plenty of business to take care of at Featherweight, as he will be flying to Brazil to be Octagon-side as Jose Aldo defends his title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on Oct. 25, 2014, in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
And something tells me "Notorious" isn't making the long trip just to take in the fights, but perhaps take part in-cage challenge against the winner of the main event championship fight."
Like I said before the fight I can see McGregor getting the next title shot at 145. And it'll probably be in some soccer stadium in Ireland. That would probably sell out and make UFC a lot of money. They already lost out on having Silva/Jones or Silva/GSP in Cowboys stadium, Silva/Sonnen in that stadium in Rio for the rematch, and Jones/Gus in that stadium in Sweden isn't planned at the moment anymore.
The only thing I can think of that would prevent McGregor getting a title shot next is Aldo losing and maybe he has that immediate rematch clause like Silva. But its clear that Dana isn't a big Aldo fan because his cards don't sell that well so he could be passed over for a rematch anyway.
I agree but I think they may rush to have the title fight in Ireland. UFC always has plans for something huge and then something gets in the way of things. If you ask Dana I'm sure he'd say he regrets not pushing harder for the Silva/GSP or Silva/Jones super fights to happen at Cowboys stadium. They sat around and said "next fight maybe" and the opportunity was gone and so was a huge cash show for them.
I don't think Weidman is gonna be on the Super Bowl weekend card. I think he's already scheduled for a ppv in Feb. The Connor vs Aldo/Mendes idea works but it all depends on Rousey. Rousey is scheduled to fight in January but they haven't decided if it'll be on the Jones/DC card or the Silva/Diaz one.
The heavyweight division was nowhere near the caliber of what the featherweight division is currently
With that said...
You can't blame the UFC for making Aldo v McGregor. You could sell out a soccer stadium in either Brazil or Ireland and hit on PPV buys. It would be the best selling fight the division could produce right now. You can't say no to easy huge money.
That's a valid complaint but like I said, Chael did put in work. There was nothing WWE about his work in the octagon. But I understand where you're coming from.
The UFC will never be legit in the mainstream.. oh well
Guys who sell fights are good in my book. Conor has some legit skill too. Again, so did Chael.
Which fights did he headline that he didn't deserve? Outside of Jones v Sonnen because that was a ******* joke
Also, every pro sport does things all the time that don't reflect well. Overall, the UFC has done a good job IMO of putting on the fights that we want to see. I don't really care about what the mainstream thinks of it, I don't think that matters, at least it doesn't to me.