Conor McGregor just keeps making history.
Earlier today (Weds., Nov. 2, 2017), “Notorious” earned his place among the greats inside Madison Square Garden, as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White, Doc O’Connor, president and CEO of Madison Square Garden Company and Joe Fisher, Executive Vice president of Madison Square Garden marquee events, revealed Conor’s history-making night at UFC 205 as the latest addition to The Garden 366 Exhibit.
“At this time, the Madison Square Garden company would like to make a special presentation. During Madison Square Garden’s recent three-year transformation, one of the most significant enhancements was the addition of The Garden 366 exhibit, present by SAP. Garden 366 pays homage to the incredible history of Madison Square Garden and wraps around the entire sixth floor concourse capturing one thrilling moment for every day of the calendar year across sports, entertainment, politics and culture. Today we are proud to unveil our newest moment.”
The exact picture that will grace the infamous halls of MSG is Conor holding up his two titles shortly after knocking out Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s Lightweight champion, signaling his claim of being the first and only fighter to hold two division titles simultaneously.
Conor’s history-making victory now joins plenty of memorable moments that have taken place inside the historical establishment dubbed “The World Greatest Arena,” such as Patrick Ewing’s retirement, Evander Holyfield’s Heavyweight title bout against Lennox Lewis, Jon Starks dunking on Horace Grant and Michael Jordan, the New York rangers winning the Stanley Cup and many more.
UFC will once again return to Madison Square Garden this Saturday night (Nov. 4, 2017) as UFC 217 will feature a Middleweight title fight between division king Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre, as well as a Bantamweight title fight between Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw.
Also, women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her title against Rose Namajunas, while Stephen Thompson and Jorge Masvidal throw down in a Welterweight bout.
With all of those intriguing fights ready to go down this Saturday, anyone expect another iconic moment to be produced once the dust settles?