Saturday the 12th of November 2016 is arguably the biggest night in the history of MMA. After the legalisation of the sport in New York City, Madison Square Garden plays host to UFC 205, bringing along with them the strongest card the organisation has ever seen.
Conor McGregor headlines the event, taking on the lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez. If successful, he’ll join fighting legends Randy Couture and B.J. Penn as a two-weight UFC world champion.
As well as UFC 205, Europe’s largest MMA promotion, Cage Warriors, host their own event at the BT Sport studios on the same evening – Cage Warriors Unplugged. Digital agency, WePlay, packed up their camera gear, headed to the studios and interviewed Cage Warriors President, Graham Boylan. Boylan gave an insight to McGregor’s time with Cage Warriors before he was offered a contract to the UFC.
Graham mentions how “Conor was always destined for greatness,” when he first saw him shadow boxing in the stands at a Cage Warriors event back in 2011. He goes on to say that “Conor would mentally defeat his opponents before they stepped into the octagon,” making it very clear to why he is so successful today.
A series of title fights from both Cage Warriors and the UFC will be preceding McGregor’s shot at MMA glory and you can catch both events live on BT Sport from 9PM on Saturday 12th November. For more information on Cage Warriors Unplugged or UFC 205, follow the links below.
UFC 205 Fight Card
Cage Warriors Unplugged Fight Card
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