Sometimes UFC fight cards amount to just that: A series of fights organised according to significance, with maximum room for approximately 20,000 tedious ads in between. Every once in a while, though, it all unravels, and the ensuing chaos is absolutely beautiful.
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In 2015, seven UFC championship belts changed hands. Jon Jones plead guilty to a felony and fell from grace. Ronda Rousey got knocked into oblivion by Holly Holm. Deadspin reported that Vitor Belfort was allowed to compete despite suspicious testosterone levels. Reebok ruined everything. And yet, it's been a damn good year of fights.
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.