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The wait is finally over! We now know who is headlining the historic UFC 205 fight card in Madison Square Garden, and in typical UFC fashion, it's somewhat controversial.

According to Dana White, who confirmed the news on ESPN late Monday night, featherweight champion, Conor McGregor will face lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez as the main event at MSG.

If McGregor wins, he will be the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight classes at once.

The controversy comes because McGregor has yet to defend the title he won in late 2015 (and he's fought twice since then).

Naturally, his fellow pro fighters had varying opinions on the announcement.


Khabib Nurmagomedov

No one's opinion mattered more to me than Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jose Aldo.

Nurmagomedov is the number one contender in the lightweight division and technically the one who should have gotten the next title shot with Alvarez. He even hinted that he had been offered the fight and was just waiting on Alvarez to sign.

Aldo is the interim featherweight title holder, and was told he'd get a rematch with McGregor, but so far, that has been put off for the third time.

Now that it's obvious Nurmagomedov isn't fighting, a few fighters offered to step in and fight him instead.

Some fighters were happy about the fight, others were just happy to be in New York City, and some were more excited about other fights on the card.

What are your thoughts on potentially the biggest fight the UFC has ever seen?


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