Conor McGregor became the first in UFC history to hold two belts in two different weight classes at the same time. He did so by defeating the UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez by KO 3:04 into the second round at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Already a historic and stacked event, this marked the first time the promotion had held an event in the city since the ban on MMA was lifted earlier in the year. Headlining the event, Conor McGregor made history in his own right as he achieved what he had set out to do, hold both the UFC Featherweight title and UFC Lightweight title as he had done so in the European Cage Warriors promotion prior to signing with the UFC.
Earlier in the night Khabib Nurmagomedov called out Conor McGregor after his win over Michael Johnson. “This is number one easy fight in Lightweight division” Khabib said when talking about fighting McGregor. Nurmagomedov is arguably next in line for a shot at the UFC Lightweight belt and now a fight against Conor McGregor for the belt could very much be on the horizon.
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