By Colm Boohig
Conor McGregor destroyed Dennis Siver during Fight Night 59 in Boston. The 26-year-old defeated the Russian-German just two minutes into the second round by TKO. The victory confirms the title decider with world champion Jose Aldo, expected to take place in May in Las Vegas.
The result was never in doubt with McGregor leaving Siver bloodied and bruised after the first round, before finishing the contest with a series of ground punches in the second. Almost on a par with the bout itself was McGregor’s actions afterwards. “The Notorious” leaped over the octagon to confront Aldo, where the Brazilian was sitting ringside to watch the fight.
Aldo’s decision not to enter the cage after the fight (as had been planned) prompted the Irishman to take matters into his own hands. He also had these words for the champion.
“Hold on and I will get my spit bucket,” he said. “I am going to give him (Aldo) my spit bucket so he can spit clean my belt and bring it back to me when I win.”
In the press conference that followed UFC chairman Dana White confirmed that McGregor and Aldo would face each other later this year in what is undoubtedly one of the most hyped fights in UFC history.
While there has been continued speculation that the fight will take place in Dublin – McGregor’s hometown – White and fellow UFC executives have decided that, logistically, Vegas is a better bet for a fight of this magnitude. It is a decision that has not bothered the new number one contender for the Featherweight Championship.
“We discussed big business and big business is done in Viva Las Vegas. We are going to go to Las Vegas and one more head will be collected.”
Expect many more memorable soundbites from both men over the next four months.
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