Featherweight kingpin, Conor McGregor, talked himself into an historic opportunity tonight (Sat., Nov. 12, 2016), challenging Lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, in the main event of UFC 205, which took place inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., for the chance to become the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's first-ever fighter to hold two titles in two different divisions at the same time.
"Notorious" did more than just talk, he walked the walk this evening inside the Octagon, scoring a sensational second round technical knockout. It was an effortless performance -- he was in total control from bell-to-bell. In fact, he dropped Alvarez three times in the opening round alone. And, learning from his mistakes from the past (Nate Diaz), he did not rush in and force a stoppage. On the contrary, he took his time, picked his shots and went into his corner between rounds with supreme confidence that he'd finish the job a little bit later.
It didn't take long, though. Not even midway through the second stanza, McGregor put together a precision four-punch combination that dropped Alvarez for good. He went in to deliver a few extra shots, but the referee soon realized they were all unnecessary and pulled him off.
That's right -- Conor McGregor is now the first and only fighter in UFC history to hold two belts in two different weight classes at the same time. Company president Dana White has vowed that he will eventually have to forfeit at least one, but at this ridiculous rate, he might just pick a fight Heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, next.
Long live The King.