They said that it couldn’t be done.
At UFC 205, in the main event of the first ever mixed martial events fight at Madison Square Garden, Conor McGregor set a high water mark for the sport which, perhaps, can never be equaled. That accomplishment, on that particular and rarified stage.
But he wasn’t without his doubters. Eddie Alvarez, who entered the cage on that mild November evening in New York City as the UFC’s lightweight champion, had promised a swift victory in what was McGregor’s UFC debut at 155-pounds.
A little over eight minutes after the first bell, referee John McCarthy called the bout after a swift, four-punch combination from the Irishman, officially recording the UFC’s first ever double champ as McGregor equaled the feat he had first conquered in Cage Warriors some years prior.
With tickets going on general sale today (Friday, 6pm Irish time) for McGregor’s next world title bout, the UFC has released a 60 second clip of the UFC 205 event and you can check it out below:
Before #UFC229 tickets go on sale today we go ALL angles on how @TheNotoriousMMA became the double champ! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/XuXDCvxDjv
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) August 17, 2018