This will put an end to all the arguments…
Leading in to UFC 205, as normal, all the hype was focused on Conor McGregor. Although he hadn’t defended, McGregor held the featherweight title from nearly a year previous. Knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds, the Irishman would go 1-1 in a pair of welterweight bouts with Nate Diaz.
Finally, in his third fight of 2016, ‘The Notorious’ was poised to make history. During the first ever UFC event held in New York, McGregor took centre stage. Eddie Alvarez, then-champion, was steam rolled.
McGregor Was Two-Weight Champion
Albeit for a very brief time, McGregor held belts in two weight classes at the same time. Later stripping McGregor of the 145-pound belt, the promotion struggled to try, and consequently fail in saving UFC 206.
Despite the fact the Irishman had put in a great performance at UFC 205, there was still widespread criticism and debate.
Fight Fixing Allegations
Some conspiracy theorists claimed Alvarez threw the fight against McGregor. Believing he’d taken a dive, tin hat-wearing nuts from across the globe were calling BS on the fight.
Thanks to Youtube user ‘The Weasle17,’ presumably 17th in the series of weasels, we can take a much closer look at the defining strikes of McGregor vs. Alvarez. During this highly technical breakdown, Weasle17 shows what really happened at UFC 205:
Whether you support McGregor or not, you have to admit this is solid evidence the fight was not fixed. From a technical point of view, staging shots of this accuracy and at that speed would be near impossible.
Inevitably, most high profile fights are followed by controversy, or at least the perception of it. Next in line for the brash Irishman is a long-rumoured clash with Floyd Mayweather.