It's been quite a journey over the past 21 years for the UFC. Amid calls to have it banned in the early days, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is now the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world with as many ardent fans as those who can't handle it. One things for sure it's here to stay and Ireland's Conor McGregor is set to be a rich man from his involvement. And he's earned it.
The Today FM listeners are a talented bunch and here is a poem sent in by Dara Duke. See what you reckon! A hip hop beat might bring it to life!
United For Conor
A Celtic Tiger from Crumlin, McGregor is his name, Notorious in the
Octagon is how he has now found fame, Announcing yourself to the
world stage, your new found fans going crazy, After that first UFC
win announcing "Dana 60 G's baby", His story is one of courage,
desire and sartorial passion, As he moved from the Welfare State to
SBG, Now looking ever the superstar in Louis Copeland fashion, He
knew the welfare of John Kavanagh was the place to be, What sets this
man apart from the rest, The Irish Ali who floats like a butterfly
and stings like a bee, Single minded determination to be the best,
The Emerald jewel in the crown of the UFC, An artist who waxes
lyrically and physically in and out of the cage, Opponent on the
ground, staying grounded the world at your feet, A gladiator held
shoulder high on an eight sided stage, As Bruce Buffer announces "and
winner, The Notorious Conor McGregor", the King takes his seat.
Composer: Dara Duke