Saturday night, one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history is finally happening. Conor McGregor, the organisation's current big hope for mainstream success, takes on Brazilian phenom Jose Aldo. McGregor -- with his shit-talking antics and "movement" mumbo-jumbo -- sure will be screwed if he loses, right? Wrong.
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Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregor was supposed to be the biggest fight in UFC history, and it had the makings of something that would actually deliver. A volcanic rivalry between a shit-talking Irish hothead and a stoic Brazilian badass? Check. Two fighters with exciting, crowd-pleasing styles? Check. Characters who felt larger than life, like embodiments of their respective homelands -- stuff of Rocky-style flag-on-the-back legend? Check.