Undoubtedly, McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) is MMA’s undefeated Pound for Pound champion, making money and making his event a major.
But … well, it’s been a while since he defeated the elite competitors in Prime. When he finished Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden in November 2016, he had to accomplish the almost unthinkable feat of holding two UFC titles at the same time.
You know the story inside the cage and ring (I’ve omitted the ones outside the cage for the purposes of this piece, but you know them too): Loss of Boxing to Floyd Mayweather , 4th submission loss Habib Nurmagomedov, 40 seconds victory over Donald Cerrone.
The quick finish of Cerrone was important. Because when his head was in the game, McGregor was still showing what he could do. But while Serone is respected and for good reason, he also knows he hasn’t won in the last five fights (the last fight, a draw with Niko Price, Price has marijuana. It didn’t become a contest when I popped for it), through 3 finishes.
Currently, McGregor takes on the enemy with Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC). Poirier basically kicks his ass and names it while McGregor goes in and out. “The Notorious” has no better opportunity to prove that he still has the same drive as he was on his way up.
– MMA Sports
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