UFC drama in Dublin
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UFC drama in Dublin

CONOR McGREGOR and Jose Aldo’s UFC 189 World Press Tour concluded in Dublin drama on Tuesday.

Featherweight title challenger McGregor fights Aldo in Las Vegas on Saturday July 11 - they have just finished a press tour in which they visited eight cities in five countries over the course of 12 action packed days.

Rio de Janeiro, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Toronto, London, and Dublin were among the cities in which McGregor and Aldo talked about their fascinating summer clash.

Aldo is hoping to record a seventh defence of his title, but McGregor is undefeated in UFC winning 13 straight fights so huge interest surrounds this particular collision.

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In the Dublin leg of the press tour McGregor picked up Aldo’s belt with UFC President Dana White forced to separate McGregor and Aldo.

Though 67,000 people applied for tickets only 3,000 were able to attend at the Convention Centre.  Buoyed up by such significant Irish interest White wants a UFC event to take place at Croke Park soon.  “If I can get through all the ordinate stuff, I promise we will do Croke Park,” White said.

UFC is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe.