Conor McGregor Looks To Make A Splash In The Featherweight Division

Posted: August 3, 2013 in MMA
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By Jason Sutcliffe

Looking at the upcoming UFC on Fox Sports 1 card in Boston on the 17th, this is one of most anticipated cards of late. This card is packed full of finishers. In almost every fight at least one of the two is a well-known finisher. I have to say the one I am looking forward to seeing the most is Conor McGregor.

McGregor looked like a beast in his UFC debut. So many fighters talk about the octagon jitters, but he looked tremendous against a very tough Marcus Brimage. Brimage was on a 3-0 tear until meeting McGregor at UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Sweden, and it took McGregor but one round to dispose of Brimage.

His stand-up looked incredible he landed an astounding 76% of his strikes well standing and managed to avoid 70% of Brimage’s attempted strikes. That should give anyone who did not see the fight a decent understanding of how it went.

He will be in tough on the 17th as he squares off with Max Halloway. Halloway is a good striker who sports a 6-2 record and is coming of a split decision loss to Dennis Bermudez.

Neither fighter is secretive of their plans when they step in the octagon both are there for the KO. Between the two of them there is one submission win. McGregor seems to have much more stopping power with 10 of his 13 wins coming in the first round and all of them by KO/TKO. The other three were all in the second round 2 by TKO and the other by submission, the guy is a killer.

McGregor is 25 years old, he is just entering the prime of his fighting career and I would imagine if his performance against Halloway is anything like his last that he will fly up the featherweight rankings and Dana will be looking to put him in their against a fairly big name.

He has started off on the right foot in the UFC by impressing Dana. So much so that Dana took him out to dinner on his birthday and afterwords let him drive around Vegas in his Ferrari. I am sure there are not many guys with one fight in the UFC who can say they have done that!

Either way I am excited to watch his next fight and see how his career unfolds in the UFC, I personally think he has a ton of potential. Will he live up to it? Only time will tell.

Comments
  1. davey says:

    Conor is 25 mate.

    • Thank you for pointing that out, that was a typo that I missed in my proof reading. I am usually looking for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, so I didn’t even catch it. I knew that from doing my research on him, I must have hit the 8 instead of the 5 on my number pad.

      Thanks again!

      Stay blessed

      Jason Sutcliffe

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