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Too Soon: Why the Time Isn't Quite Right for UFC 178 Star Conor McGregor

Bleacherreport.com  -  Conor McGregor, the loquacious 26-year-old Irishman with a silver tongue, golden fists and cash-green dreams, had less than two minutes to style on poor Dustin Poirier at UFC 178.Then it was all over, a left hand just missing Poirier's head but the attached elbow doing no such thing, leaving the No. 5 featherweight in the world dazed, confused and dumbfounded.It was a brutal finish to a brutal bu 2 days

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UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Dustin Poirier

Bleacherreport.com  -  It was a short night for Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. Even Conor McGregor probably expected the fight to go at least a couple more minutes.Whether Poirier can still climb the ladder to the top of the division remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt his stock has dropped after Saturday night. He may be forced to content himself with taking on the fringe of the featherweight division’s t 2 days

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Which UFC Champ Has the Best Shot at Securing Gold in Another Weight Class?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Nine individuals hold a championship title in the UFC. All have achieved greatness by defeating the best to reign atop their division. In that, some current and former champions have flirted with the idea of changing weight classes to secure another belt, such as current featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, to name a few.There have only been two comba 2 days

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UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Eddie Alvarez

Bleacherreport.com  -  Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 178 opposite Donald Cerrone. It did not go especially well for him.While Alvarez put on a strong showing against one of the top lightweights of the last few years, Cerrone's power proved to be too much as he hobbled Alvarez with leg kicks and battered his eye closed with jabs. The damage added up and allowed 2 days

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UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Takeya Mizugaki

Bleacherreport.com  -  Takeya Mizugaki finds himself in much the same place as Dustin Poirier right now. Both men are well inside the top 10, and both were simply outclassed by superior opposition at UFC 178.With Dominick Cruz coming back from a lengthy layoff, many expected Mizugaki to keep the fight relatively competitive. Unfortunately, Cruz didn’t fight like a man making his first competitive appearance 2 days

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UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Tim Kennedy

Bleacherreport.com  -  Tim Kennedy had a pretty rough go of it at UFC 178. After nine minutes of eating devastating punches from Yoel Romero, Kennedy nearly finished Romero before the horn signaled the end of the second round.When the bell sounded to start Round 3, however, Romero didn't get off his stool. Vaseline was left globbed on his face, and the stool remained in the cage as Kennedy griped to John McCarthy, who 2 days

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UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Donald Cerrone

Bleacherreport.com  -  Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone kept his strong ride going at UFC 178 at the expense of debuting former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez. While the fight was viewed by many as a coming-out party for Alvarez, Cerrone took the opportunity to show off his evolving striking game, as he landed his long jabs and leg kicks and showed off his ever-improving knees and steely chin.Now, after telling John Morga 2 days

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As Donald Cerrone Outguns Him, Eddie Alvarez Reminds Us UFC Debuts Ain't Easy

Bleacherreport.com  -  It took approximately 10 seconds for the doubts to start creeping in.As soon as referee John McCarthy said the words and Eddie Alvarez bounded out to the center of the cage to meet Donald Cerrone in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC 178, the differences were startling.Wow, we all thought, Alvarez sure looked small.Cerrone’s size advantage didn't exactly come as a surprise given he's 2 days

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