Mecca is seen as the centre, where all roads lead (you’re not in Rome anymore) as Yeats once said, things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.
However love can die, thus the new Mecca was Brasil. This had added benefit you could pay the local favela fighters the price of a plate of beans and they would be happy, however the Jesus of this Mecca or Jerusalem rather was knocked out, his leg was broken, and so the spiritual home was moved.
There was a new prophet in town, a bearded viking in the land of Sweden, it was not Akira Corassani but rather Alex Gustafsson a former herring fisherman & well known dumplekof. Gustaffason made the champion Jon Jone look vulnerable for a time, such was the excitement that he was given a cover shot on the new EA sports uFC game.
This created problems, the next in line to Jon Jone was the media savvy popeye chicken loving Daniel Cormier who had dominated every one of his opponents with ease not seen since the prime of one Jon Jone.
The Cormier Jone match was the big one, two dominant fighters in their prime, however the EA sports cover meant that uFc had to fulfill its contractual rights in regards promotion of the game & have the matchup the cover itself promoted. Jon Jone vs Gustafsson had to happen. Then glory, glory to the money making Gods of Las Vegas, Sweden be damned, Ireland was the new Mecca, the crowds were louder & drunker, Dana White coming from Boston meant he was practically 100% born & bred Irish himself