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By Kyron Hemminger

In case you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that the absolute biggest fight in UFC history is about to finally culminate in a matter of weeks. “The Eagle” Khabib Nurmagomedov will go one-on-one with “The Notorious” Conor McGregor in what’s certain to be a sure-fire slobber knocker. “Who will win?” you might ask. Well, none other than the former UFC Lightweight Champion himself, McGregor.

Well I mean let’s face it, while “The Eagle” may be undefeated, McGregor is simply a bonafide superstar. McGregor has, day-by-day, been growing his reputation into a household name and people just naturally know who McGregor is, MMA fan or not. McGregor is just naturally a bigger star than Khabib and it’s not for nothing.

Going off that, this isn’t McGregor’s first rodeo. He’s beaten big stars like “The Eagle” before. I mean just look at his second fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, his knockout win against Chad Mendes at UFC 189, or his 13-second destruction of Jose Aldo at UFC 194. McGregor is just a stud that can talk the talk and definitely walk the walk by backing up his arrogant ego with real results.

The one fight, that I already stated, but I think proves my point best is the one at UFC 194 against Aldo. Aldo was thought to be one of the most dangerous guys to be in the octagon and still is with a record 27-4-0. The vast majority of fans had their money on Aldo going into this fight, but like McGregor said after the 13-second win, “nobody can take that left-hand shot.” Joe Rogan also had something to say about McGregor after his victory. The renowned MMA podcaster and commentator gave the following statement after the fight took place: “I’ve got to say Conor [McGregor] is the greatest 145-pounder of all time cause he knocked out Aldo, who was clearly the greatest.”

Going into this, after everything I’ve said, a lot of people are going to disagree with me. I know that Khabib is undefeated and single-handedly one of the most dangerous guys to step into the octagon today, but McGregor is just simply more than a great fighter. From his personality and charisma to natural skill in the octagon, McGregor has “The Eagle” beat and you’d better believe it’s going to show when these two step into that cage together. You can tune into the slugfest on Oct. 6, live on Pay-Per-View!

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