The original UFC champ-champ Conor McGregor wished Joseph Benavidez “big good luck” ahead of his title fight at UFC Norfolk.
The two-time Flyweight title challenger Joseph Benavidez (28-5 MMA) will go against Deiveson Figueiredo (17-1 MMA) for the UFC vacant 125-pound title in tonight’s main event at UFC Norfolk.
Benavidez is entering this bout riding a 3-fight winning streak, with his last win being a TKO victory over Jussier Formiga at June’s event in Minneapolis.
Meanwhile, Figueiredo has put together a 2-fight win streak of his own, with his latest win a submission over Tim Elliott at October’s UFC event in Tampa.
Prior to tonight’s event, Conor McGregor took to Twitter where he tweeted his best wishes to Joseph Benavidez and his wife Megan Olivi ahead of tonight’s main event.
“Excited for the UFC tonight! Wishing
@JoeJitsu and his wife @MeganOlivi a big good luck in their quest at UFC gold tonight! Good luck guys #LetsGoJoe”
Viewers need to remember that it’s only Joseph Benavidez who is able to win the Flyweight belt at tonight’s UFC Norfolk main event. Since Deiveson Figueiredo missed the title fight weight by 2.5lbs on Friday, he will not be eligible to win the title.
Clearly Conor McGregor has made his choice for who to root for and is hoping that “Joe-Jitsu” will get his hand raised in tonight’s main event. The “Notorious” made his eagerly anticipated Octagon return at January’s UFC 246 event. He only needed 40-seconds to dispense of the perennial contender Donald Cerrone in a Welterweight bout.
McGregor is wishing to get a rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov next. The undefeated Russian will need to emerge victorious against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 this April first.
If that fight does not materialize, there have been rumors about McGregor potentially fighting UFC Lightweight contender Justin Gaethje next.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 29th February, 2020.
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