UFC 202: Why We Should All Root For Conor McGregor

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I do not have a single bad thing to say about Nate Diaz. Diaz is an incredible fighter, with a strong straightforward attitude and with a tremendous amount of experience.

Anyone who wants to argue Conor McGregor was at a disadvantage because he was training for Rafael Dos Anjos is wrong. Diaz took the McGregor fight on a 11 days notice, and it didn’t end by decision, Diaz finished McGregor in the third round.

Here’s why you should root for “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.

Ronda Rousey lost, the woman who beat Rousey, Holly Holm, has lost two in a row. The woman who beat Holly Holm, Miesha Tate, has lost her title. Fabrico Werdum has lost his Heavyweight title. Luke Rockhold lost his Middleweghit title. Robbie Lawler has lost his Welterweight title. The comeback of the greatest of all time, Anderson Silva has been nothing but two back-to-back losses. Do I even need to get into Jon Jones? The list goes on and on.

We don’t have anyone to root for. All the big names are dropping like flies. We need a fighter we can all watch and cheer for. We need a fighter we can hang posters of in our bedroom. We need a champion, a people’s champion. McGregor is that person. Diaz beating McGregor a second time buries McGregor far more than it rises Diaz. McGregor winning keeps the fairy tale going, McGregor losing leaves us lost in the world of fighting with no one to look up to.

We need Conor McGregor to win like we need air to breathe.

You should also be excited to watch Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone fight. I flipping love this guy.