Online betting fans know that UFC fights often tend to be a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it affair – like when Conor McGregor knocked the living daylights out of Jose Aldo in 13 seconds – but the company seems to be taking a page out of WWE’s book and getting the F out – the F stands for fighting, of course. Could the day when UFC becomes UEC (Ultimate Entertainment Championship) be too far off? Probably, but just handing out title belts without actually there being a fight first is definitely a miscarriage of justice the like of which has not been seen since the Finger Poke of Doom. Like, it would have been a different story if McGregor has lost his smile, but we figure he could not wipe that grin off his face even if he wanted to.
One of the worst things about being an online UFC betting fan is having to contend with the emotional rollercoaster that is getting pumped about an upcoming fight only to have one of the fighters back out at the last second. That is the situation currently facing UFC sportsbook fans who were getting excited about the upcoming fight card at UFC 206. 206 marked the first major event since the historic McGregor vs. Alvarez in which the Irishman became the first fighter to wield two belts within the UFC, and it’s safe to say that 206 had some big shoes to fill. The UFC was looking to accomplish that task by scheduling a match between two of the hardest hitting fighters in the UFC; Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson.
Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony, side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why can’t Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather? The current UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion has once again challenged the retired boxer to a match “under boxing rules because (Mayweather)’s afraid of a real fight.” Online sportsbook boxing betting odds would not favor McGregor under those conditions, but who cares about winning or losing if you make $100 million along the way. What strikes us as odd is that the Notorious one would like his purse in “cash,” though he’d probably need a truck to haul that kind of money – which is appropriate after all, because it is the very definition of a truckload of money.
The UFC made sure to hold nothing back for UFC 205. It was a celebratory night; New York marked the last major hurdle the UFC had to overcome on its way to becoming the world’s premiere promotional company. The UFC treated online sports betting fans to the best fight card in the history of the sport, and the fans responded by breaking all of the UFC’s previous records regarding pay per view, attendance, and viewership. But now, after their biggest night, the UFC will have to prepare to keep scheduling entertaining bouts to keep their hungry fans satisfied. UFC Fight Night 99 should do that and more.
Although betting sportsbooks are still reeling from all the wagers fans took for a bet on UFC 205, there is an undeniable atmosphere of uncertainty regarding the future of the dual-division champion. Conor McGregor achieved what seemed impossible this past weekend when the reigning UFC Featherweight Champion took down the then reigning UFC Lightweight Champion to become the 1st ever UFC fighter to hold two belts from two distinct weight classes. But before we even got started with 205, McGregor made it known publically that he would be announcing some very important news regarding the future of his career following the fight with Eddie Alvarez.