Newest UFC 196 Promo Now Features Way More Conor McGregor (VIDEO)
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest male star in all of MMA, if not the biggest star, period. So it’s no real surprise that UFC would capitalize on his star power by having him featured more heavily in the latest promo for UFC 196.
McGregor will be challenging Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight Championship in a hotly-anticipated champion vs. champion match, so even if Conor McGregor wasn’t the biggest loudmouth star in MMA today, it would probably make a lot of sense to feature the challenger for the main event title fight more prominently. With that said, the extended promo puts the spotlight on several other stars on the superfight card as well, including UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and opponent Miesha Tate. Basically, this is shaping up to be the biggest MMA event of the year…well, so far. Which I guess isn’t saying much, given we’ll only be three months into the year by the time UFC 196 takes place. But hey, this is still looking like one hell of a card that should be well worth going out of your way to see. Watch the extended promo for UFC 196 below:
UFC 196 airs live on pay-per-view on March 5th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more MMA news, hear predictions on the dos Anjos/McGregor fight from UFC president Dana White and Rafael dos Anjos himself! Also, check out the utterly bizarre response UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum had for Conor McGregor’s brash insults.