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UFC 205 video: How Conor McGregor changed MMA for good

Connor Ruebusch of Bloody Elbow explains the incredible effect Conor McGregor has had on the sport of MMA ahead of UFC 205.

UFC 205 is a big deal because of the location, but even the UFC's first trip to the Empire State in over two decades somehow pales in comparison to the man set to grace the Octagon in the main event. If you know anything about MMA, you already know I'm talking about Conor McGregor--and that's the point.

The loudmouthed Irishman has, over the course of just a few short years, made himself a positively ubiquitous presence in the hearts, minds, and message boards of the MMA world. Fighters, fans, pundits, and random Twitter users alike--all have an opinion on the Notorious one. McGregor has indelibly changed the landscape of MMA, bringing more money to the sport than ever before, and lining his own pockets in the process, in turn setting a standard from which fighters of generations to come can only benefit.

Watch my video and contemplate this simple fact: after Conor McGregor, MMA can and will not ever be the same.

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