Conor McGregor UFC 205: The Greatest Achievement in MMA History
At Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor UFC 205, Conor McGregor cemented his place in history as greatest martial artist of our era (and the most popular figure in all of combat sports) by becoming the first athlete to ever simultaneously hold two world championship belts.
And as easy as it would be to say “and the King just so happens to be from SBG,” it’s no accident.
True, Conor is a world class athlete who approaches his training with an equal measure of discipline to match his athleticism. But he is a just one among a growing pool of world class athletes in the highly competitive world of the UFC.
As those of us in SBG know, there is more to it than that.
Conor is a special athlete, but he is also a product of his training and environment – an exemplar of the unique training methods and philosophy that defines SBG as an organization.
Time and time again, he has been questioned by other fighters and trainers… While Conor has maintained complete loyalty and confidence in his camp, his coach, and his training partners, others have continued to be dismissive. While he has been critical of fighters who jump from camp to camp looking for some magic bullet to take them to the next level, others have ridiculed him for keeping his training circles tight.
And yet, the evidence is undeniable. No one has ever accomplished what he has accomplished….
He stormed on the mainstream MMA scene when he entered the UFC just a a few years ago. He had already won the featherweight and lightweight world titles in the UK’s Cage Warriors promotion, but after a fight of the night worthy performance against Marcus Brimage his UFC debut, the world took notice.
Like Babe Ruth famously pointing his bat to the area of the field he was about to hit his home run, Conor frustrated and mystified the UFC lightweight roster by predicting how he would dismantle all the opponents in front of him and eventually take the title from arguably the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, the undefeated UFC champion Jose Aldo.
And that’s exactly what he did… taking on anyone in the division, overcoming serious knee injuries and multiple opponent changes, until he finally defeated Aldo in just 13 seconds earlier this year to become the undisputed Featherweight World Champion.
And this past Saturday, he made his debut at 155 to take on the current champion, Eddie Alvarez, who many thought would walk simple through him. And Conor barely broke a sweat as he easily dismantled Alvarez and scored a 2nd round knockout.
And with that victory, he surpassed legends like Randy Couture and B.J. Penn, both of whom held belts in two different divisions – but only Conor has held both titles at the same time.
And meanwhile, he has broken every record in the books, from fastest championship knockout to gate and pay-per-view records, fighter pay, and more.
In the end, even his biggest critics have had to recognize his indisputable greatness and skill. They have finally had to realize that he when he said SBG’s approach to martial arts is different, he meant it. And he was right.
The proof is in the pudding!
Conor McGregor UFC 205 – two belt champ!
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