You may have waiting years for Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, you may have waited four years for the Rugby World Cup and you might have waited years to see Sepp Blatter get his just desserts. I haven't waited years to see Jose Aldo defend his title against Conor McGregor, just one year and damn it's felt like a long time.
In my book, Aldo vs McGregor is the sporting event that I have been looking forward to the most in 2015. The anticipation to see McGregor fight the very best was enhanced after Aldo suffered an injury, pushing the title fight to December and here we are folks, fingers crossed it goes off without a hitch.
Aldo vs McGregor is a unique combination of a champion who has sat atop his UFC perch for a decade and a challenger who has done everything he says he'll do. This is the biggest test of McGregor's talk so far, yet it's also the biggest test to Aldo's reign and given the results we have seen with champions rather shockingly losing their belts, who knows what's gonna happen.
UFC 194 also keeps momentum flowing for the UFC as they will serve up an exciting card only a few weeks after Holly Holm's shocking win over Ronda Rousey. Holm's victory was news around the world and was invaluable promotion for the UFC, now they will put two title fights up and there's now reason why Aldo vs McGregor and Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold won't be two of the most entertaining/ruthless fights of 2015.
This comes right after boxing - one of the UFC's competitors - enjoyed a few weeks in the spotlight ... elongated by the ever-entertaining Tyson Fury. I've given Fury way too much air-time already, but that's because I do find him oddly funny. His sexist ideals aren't exactly what we're looking for in 2015, although he is kinda funny ... c'mon, admit it ....
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