LAS VEGAS – He never stops talking. That's the first thing everyone notices about Conor McGregor and for a long time it was just assumed that he was embracing a well-worn plan in the fight game – talk your way to riches. Considering it wasn't but a few years ago he was sitting in Dublin, sitting on the Irish dole, you could hardly blame him.
He's more than just force of personality, though. He's force of force, and that much was cemented here Saturday night when McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds flat to win the featherweight championship at UFC 194.
Aldo was the reigning champ, hadn't lost in a decade and was considered the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world.
McGregor finished the fight so quickly it was condensed to a Vine. For a year or more, McGregor had talked and talked about Aldo, told him he was going to knock him out, told the world he was going to knock him out, mocked him when an injury delayed the fight and then told him "by God his day isRead More »from Conor McGregor literally calls his shot in biggest fight of his life