Have a look at the clip for UFC 1 - its amazing to see it in its infancy and how the fighters lined up. No rules back then and i can remember being on my honeymoon in the states in 2008 and turning away from the screen when it was on in the pub, because it was too brutal for me. It has evolved over the years and is something i will watch.
Mcgregor talks the talk - it sells the show, if he was your typical quiet Irish lad well then he'd still be waiting down the line. People are on about boxing here, can there be a more corrupt sport , 4 divisions ?? and the same level of childish bull shit that goes on. Anyway dont want to be pitching one sport against the other here.
To me , i heard about mcgregor when the lads from off the ball covered his first UFC fight - i watched his next fight where he was well in control and in the second round torn his ACL - he changed his style and worked his ground game to win that on points - for me - he wasn't all talk after all that performance.
The sport is not everyone's cup of Tea - But credit where its due to mcgregor.