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UFC 194 Preview - Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregor

Aditya Sheth
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Modified 11 Dec 2015, 12:58 IST
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This Sunday we will finally get an answer to the most debated MMA question for the past 15 months; who is the best featherweight in the world?Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor collide in the biggest fight in the history of the UFC. A collision of styles, a collision of countries, a collision of personalities and a collision of icons. A long time king faces a rising challenger ready to ascend the thrown and usher in a new era. The culmination of a journey that began almost 12 months ago.After the anticipation, the disappointment and ultimate resurrection of UFC 189, the much awaited, highly anticipated, long overdue title unification fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor is finally here.There has never been this much excitement around a fight in a long time. Records will be shattered, hearts will be broken, dreams will be realised and in the end, there will only be one true king.

#1 Road to the Octagon

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo is the only man to ever hold the UFC featherweight title. He has been undefeated for 10 years and is the best pound for pound fighter on the planet. Win or lose come Sunday, Aldo is unquestionably the greatest featherweight of all time. A win over Conor will not only secure that status but also prove once and for all that he is the best.

Growing up in harsh poverty, Aldo would go days without eating and often sleep on the mats of the gym where he still trains today. From the depths of despair he has risen to become a national hero and global icon. His list of conquered challengers reads like a future hall of fame ballot. Conor McGregor represents the greatest test in a storied career for Aldo.

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has taken the UFC by storm. In just over two years, which included a 10 month injury lay off, Conor has established himself as the biggest name in the game. A 2 division champion with cage warriors and an interim champion in the UFC, Conor will look to silence his doubters once and for all by becoming the first ever Irish UFC champion.

Once you take away all the trash talk, all the constant reminders of his wealth and all the flaunting of his fame, what you are left with when it comes to Conor McGregor is a man who puts the art is martial arts.

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Published 10 Dec 2015, 23:50 IST
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