Conor McGregor put his name in the record books at UFC 205 when he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two championship belts simultaneously. And the Irishman may not be done.
Following McGregor’s victory over Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden, the UFC had to scramble to find a second belt for The Notorious One to hoist for his historic moment. That belt just happened to be Tyron Woodley’s welterweight championship.
In the press conference following the event, McGregor said that “maybe that’s a sign of things to come.” Woodley has also said he is open to a bout with McGregor for his 170 lbs belt, as The Chosen One said: “If [McGregor] wants the fight, we can sign it right now. I'm good on the fight. I just don't think it's a good idea for him to fight me."
5Dimes opened odds for this massive potential bout with Woodley as the -155 fave and McGregor coming back at +125.
Since joining the UFC, Woodley is 7-2-1 with five of those wins coming via knockout. Woodley is a powerhouse in the striking department, but the former collegiate wrestler has some excellent grappling skills.
McGregor has been tearing through the UFC with relative ease, as the Irishman has gone 9-1 since joining the company in 2013. Nobody has really solved McGregor’s unique combination of movement, precision and punching power, aside from Nate Diaz, who mostly proved to be able to take a punch.
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Odds Shark Staff Sat, Aug 13, 4:03am