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    Conor McGregor vs Diego Brandao to headline 'Dublin' event with Cole Miller injured
    http://www.mmamania.com/2014/6/3/577...main-event-mma
    Conor McGregor will fight Diego Brandao -- not Cole Miller -- in the main event of UFC Fight Night 46, which takes place at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, on July 19, 2014.

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made the announcement earlier this afternoon on its official website, citing that "Magrinho" was forced out of the Featherweight grudge match because of torn ligaments in his thumb.

    Here's the scoop:

    "After a heated war of words ... fight fans have surely been looking forward to the clash between young Irish prospect Conor McGregor and Cole Miller in the main event of Fight Night Dublin on July 19. But ... Miller tore ligaments in his thumb during training and is now in a full cast. The 30-year-old Georgia native has been forced out of the highly-anticipated match up against McGregor, giving way to No. 15-ranked lightweight Diego Brandao, who will step in to challenge McGregor."

    McGregor is poised to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon after undergoing knee surgery to repair a bum knee. "Notorious" boasts back-to-back wins over Marcus Brimage at UFC on FUEL TV 9 (technical knockout) and Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26 (unanimous decision).

    Despite the opponent switch, McGregor is confident more than ever that the match up will still attract throngs of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans.

    His bold prediction:

    "It's going to be a phenomenal experience.... I'm not sure how many people the O2 Arena holds, but I'm sure it's going to sound like 10 times that amount are in there. I believe the roof is going to blow off the place.... I'm here to take over. This is going to be the fastest sell-out in UFC history. This is perfect for me. This is what I wanted. These are the ingredients that are going to shoot me to where I'm looking to go, and that is right to the top."
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    GODDAMMIT!!!! I was really looking forward to Miller vs McGregor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goremire View Post
    GODDAMMIT!!!! I was really looking forward to Miller vs McGregor!
    This fight will be even more awesome.
    "DO YOU THINK I'M JUST GOING TO SIT THERE AND LET YOU KILL ME JON???"

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    This fight will be even more awesome.
    No way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    No way.
    I think so. The miller fight was basically will Miller be able to submit him or not. This fight has all the makings of a war.

    EDIT: I always get Brandao confused with Bermudez, same initials same season of TUF. I still think it should be an interesting fight though.
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    What a shame. Can you believe that?

    Conor is such a great fighter that while Cole Miller was training, he realized there was absolutely nothing he could do to even attempt to challenge him. Once this reality dawned on Cole, he tried training harder than ever before. He even added gymnastics to his routine in order to escape Conor's fatal blows. It was no use, however, because he knew that he would meet his doom in the end. So he injured himself to save face, literally. He will call it luck of the Irish.

    I hate the new match up, but blood must be spilled for the GOAT, so someone's head must hit the chopping block. Start digging Brandao's grave, and looking for McGregor's next victim NOW, peasants!

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    Eh, I'll live with it for now.

    McGregor is a chippy fucker; he'll no doubt have plenty to say about Miller's injury so I expect that fight will still happen down the line.

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    Miller beats him, as do mostly all of the top guys, but this guy doesn't.
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