A star in the making.
After almost a full year away battling injuries, Conor McGregor made his return to the cage today (Sat., July 19, 2014) in front of his people at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, in a main event match-up opposite Brazilian banger Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46.
They both talked a lot of trash leading up to the contest, though most of that was McGregor egging on his opponent and Brandao playing right in to it. Finally, the time came to stop talking and start fighting.
They di more
The crowd was insanely hot at the start.
Brandao landed a head kick early. He went back to kicking high while McGregor threw some spinning stuff. The first takedown attempt came about 30 seconds in, with the Brazilian ducking under but failing to complete it.
Conor reversed Diego against the fence and the action slowed down while the crowd got the chance to catch its breath. Once they did, they started a "CONOR" chant.
He responded with a takedown.
Once there, he failed to capitalize on it. Inst more
After riding the pine for several months due to a bum knee, Conor McGregor will (finally) return to the Octagon in front of his hometown fans against The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 champion Diego Brandao in the featherweight main event of UFC Fight Night 46 (see the full fight card here), which takes place at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, on July 19, 2014. Check out the video promo above -- we're just over a week away! Early predictions? more
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