Conor McGregor One Win Away From UFC Title Shot!
SBG Ireland’s McGregor will take on Jose Aldo… if he wins at UFC Fight Night Boston
With the return of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor to the Octagon just under two weeks away, SBG Ireland’s featherweight star has been handed an added incentive to win his upcoming bout. UFC President, Dana White, last week confirmed that if McGregor goes on to beat Dennis Siver in his next fight, he will be given a title shot against current reigning champion, Jose Aldo!
SBG Ireland at UFC Fight Night Boston
Conor McGregor takes on UFC veteran featherweight Dennis Siver on January 18th, at the TD Garden in Boston – a town whose crowd will no doubt get behind the Irishman as if he were one of their own. There he will be joined on the card by SBG Ireland teammates Paddy Holohan and Cathal Pendred – both making their third appearance in the UFC. Holohan takes on Shane Howell (13-8; 0-1 in the UFC), while Pendred looks to maintain his unbeaten run against Sean Spencer (12-3; 3-2 in the UFC).
Despite a likely hometown-level of fan support, and the presence of his teammates adding to the always brimming confidence of Conor McGregor, his opponent is not to be taken lightly. Siver is a veteran of nineteen fights in the UFC, dating back as far as 2007 – twelve of those have ended in victory for the German. That makes Dennis Siver McGregor’s most experienced competitor to date in the Irishman’s pursuit of a UFC title.
Conor McGregor Predicts KO within 2 Minutes
Five of Siver’s last six wins have been by way of unanimous decision, but if Conor McGregor is to be believed, the headline event won’t be stretched out that long. McGregor has predicted not just a first round finish, but that Siver will be dispatched within the opening two minutes of the first round. Perhaps troublingly for Siver, Conor McGregor is developing a knack for predicting the outcome of his fights. Diego Brandao and Dustin Poirier were both on the receiving end of predicted first round TKOs in McGregor’s last two contests.
Conor McGregor back in Ireland
While it would be foolish to look beyond McGregor’s must-win fight on January 18th, one can’t help but get excited about his possible return to Ireland, should the Straight Blast Gym man get his title shot. Irish fight fans must be eagerly hopeful that rumors of the title bout taking place in Dublin, potentially in the 82,000 seat stadium of Croke Park, come to pass. Unfortunately, while Dana White did confirm a fight against Aldo should McGregor win in Boston, going as far as to call it ‘the biggest fight the division has ever had’, he would not confirm a location, coyly calling the idea of Croke Park ‘interesting’.
Good luck to Conor McGregor and everyone on the SBG Ireland team in Boston!