UFC 205 fight week is finally upon us. After months of waiting the time is here, as the promotion heads to New York City. Following years of battling in the courts, the Big Apple finally caved to legalize MMA.
Obviously the UFC is keen to make a big first impression, with one of the strongest cards ever. Heading the promotion’s foray in to NYC is lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. The 155-pound boss battles Conor McGregor in the main event.
Hoping to break the record as the first ever simultaneous two-weight champ, ‘The Notorious’ has a lot on his plate. Typical of the Irish star, McGregor has been oozing confidence ahead of his massive title clash.
Alvarez, on the most part, has remained calm and collected. Outside of their beef, a lot of debate has been focused on the UFC’s future. With McGregor never fighting in the UFC lightweight division before, many are calling ‘BS’ on his immediate title shot.
Are the UFC playing favorites by giving in to Conor McGregor’s demands? To an extent, yes. The featherweight champion is yet to defend his belt won a year ago, but his sway as the UFC’s biggest draw is clear.
McGregor was responsible for some 56% of the UFC’s pay-per-view revenue in the last year. That’s a lot of clout for one fighter to have. Interestingly, it looks like the UFC already has their prediction of the UFC 205 main event, as the official website shows:
Are the UFC banking on crowning a new lightweight champion at UFC 205? MMA forums are calling ‘fix,’ but more likely this is just an administrative error on the part of the UFC website.
McGregor faces Alvarez at the head of the UFC 205 card in New York this coming Saturday November 12. The pay-per-view card features six fights, three of which are for titles.