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Sounds like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Conor McGregor had a rip-roaring good time as a special guest at UFC 179, which took place last Saturday night (Oct. 25, 2014) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
UFC President Dana White may not read the Internet, as he often says, but for a majority of the MMA community, the sport lives and breaths through websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social media.
When former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre officially announced that he was vacating the 170-pound title and taking time off from fighting in December 2013, the biggest question was, why? Speculation spread, but as we approach the anniversary of his announcement, the lingering question is, will he return?
RIO DE JANEIRO – While UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo turned in one of the most remarkable performances of his career on Saturday night, it was not without some criticism. But both the champ and his boss believe a pair of seemingly illegal blows were not intentional.
RIO DE JANEIRO – After moving to 2-0 against Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo could very easily put the Team Alpha Male fighter in his rear-view mirror. But the UFC featherweight champion said he isn’t doing anything of the sort.
If UFC 151 is to be remembered as the event that Jon Jones and Greg Jackson “murdered,” then let UFC 179 have a more positive distinction: the event that Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes resurrected from the dead.
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his championship for the seventh time with a unanimous decision victory over Chad Mendes in the UFC 179 headliner at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium.