Been interested in the guy since I watched him fight Brimage. His skills, humour, and confidence made me a fan and persuaded me that he might have what it took to be champion, and his next 2 fights only added to that. After Poirier, I believed completely. When I got into MMA, GSP and Silva were my favourites. But they were already established. Conor is the first fighter that I've watched and rooted for as he climbed the ladder. Somebody who I've tried to emulate in the gym and whose mentality I try to capture. Now he's the biggest star in MMA. It's inspirational for me. I'm incredibly happy for the guy.
At the same time...I feel for Jose. 10 years Undefeated, P4P #1, FW GOAT...destroyed in 13 seconds. He's going to be dragged through the mud.
Overall a decent card. Didn't live up to 189. Weidman screwed himself in an otherwise close fight that he would've won if he kept fighting his fight. Holloway made Stephens look like he didn't belong in there, as did Maia to Gunnar. Romero-Jacare was disappointing. Neither guy really earned a win.
If Conor moves up, Edgar-Holloway for the strap. If he stays to fight Edgar, Aldo-Holloway.