Conor McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez in NY at UFC 205
Sep 29 2016 by Francis Osborne
Some notable names that will be on the card with Conor McGregor are Rashad Evans and Long Island's own Chris Wiedman.
"This is a dream come true".
Former middleweight champion and NY local Chris Weidman will fight Yoel Romero in the middleweight division. It will be the first UFC event held in NY since the ban was lifted. I run this whole sh-t.
The most famous prediction of "Mystic Mac" was that he would beat Jose Aldo within one round. The Brazilian, however, pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Nate Diaz-resulting in two classic bouts with the Irishman. The fact that Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone's much-hyped bout with "big rig" downing Kelvin Gastelum is the 2nd of five fights really puts into perspective the magnitude of the card. - McGregor responding to a question about his rumored injury after defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
"I agreed to this fight ten days ago and then - I don't know what was going on, something was going on with that other side". Upon hearing the news, Nurmagomedov - who dubbed the promotion a "freak show" in his fit of rage - pleaded with White to make room for him on the already-stacked PPV event. He will meet lightweight titleholder Eddie Alvarez in the main event.
UFC 205 will also feature a co-main event pitting Welterweight king Tyron Woodley against Stephen Thompson, while women's Strawweight title holder Joanna Jędrzejczyk defends her strap against Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
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"I was chilling here waiting for the call - I jumped on a plane and here we are". The New York City event is shaping up to be one of the best in UFC history.
(9) "It was very, very, very, very, very hard". His loss to Diaz topped UFC sales with around 1.6 million buys, while the rematch win brought in 1.5 million buys.
(10) "I'll be closing in on $40 million". - McGregor on how much he's earned in 2016.