“Had a crazy run”- Conor McGregor’s lack of title defences at 155lbs rule him out as lightweight goat claims Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping- Conor McGregor
Michael Bisping- Conor McGregor

Michael Bisping doesn’t think Conor McGregor deserves to be one of the greats in UFC featherweight history. McGregor debuted as a featherweight in UFC and beat fighters such as Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Chad Mendes etc in his first few fights. Later he beat legendary Jose Aldo to win the featherweight title at UFC 194. The fight ended in just 13 seconds as the ‘ Notorious’ dropped the Brazilian with a KO.

But instead of defending his title, McGregor decided to move up to fight the likes of Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez. McGregor defeated Alvarez and became the first-ever UFC double champion. Later, McGregor was stripped of both titles due to inactivity.

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Michael Bisping talks about Conon McGregor’s legacy in the UFC featherweight history

Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping
Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping

Bisping recently shared a video on his official YouTube channel, where he frequently uploads for his viewers.

In the new video, Bisping discussed the upcoming UFC pay-per-view mega-event UFC 276. The former UFC champion shared that the card is absolutely stacked with many amazing fights and it will be amazing to watch it. While talking about Volkanovski, Bisping explained that if he manages to defend his title again he will easily become the greatest of the division.

Bisping also mentioned other legends of the featherweight division such as Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. According to Bisping, even though McGregor has an impressive record at 145, he never defended his featherweight title. Due to this he can’t be the top fighter in the division.

“If Volkanovski pulls it off, he will then be, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest featherweight that the UFC has ever seen. Of course, that was Jose Aldo, ‘The King of Rio’. Then Conor McGregor knocked him out in 13 seconds, but he then never defended the belt. He vacated and then went up to 155. So therefore, whilst McGregor had a crazy run at 145, he doesn’t go down as one of the greats,” said Bisping.

It is true that McGregor defended his title and later vacated the belt but his contribution to the division cannot be forgotten. There are fans who think that McGregor deserves to be the GOAT of featherweight. However, realistically McGregor is definitely one of the greatest in the division if not the greatest of all.

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