This weekend at UFC Fight Night Dublin Conor McGregor will fight in Ireland. Let that sink in for a moment. The UFC has been kind of having a tough time creating new stars and for some reason when it comes to Conor McGregor literally everything is clicking. The guy is winning fights in exciting fashion, he’s talking better smack than Chael Sonnen ever could (although Chael was a better public speaker, for sure) and now he gets to fight in Ireland in front of what should be a rabidly-pro Conor McGregor crowd.
This isn’t Jon Jones fighting in Toronto kind of insanity where you are ripping your hair out that a hometown fight can do a lot for a guy, this is putting a young, up-and-comer against a solid fighter in Diego Brandao in a place that is going to want to see Conor rip his head off. If he wins here in spectacular fashion it is going to be one of those star-creating, iconic moments in MMA history. That is just brilliance and I kind of can’t wait to watch it go down.
UFC released this Countdown to Fight Night Dublin and dear god, try not to get too stir crazy waiting for Saturday.