The unknown absence of Conor Mcgregor and the unsuccessful return of Ronda Rousey at #UFC207 leaves the UFC in search of its next big star in 2017.
To some UFC fans, Cody Garbrandt is just another bantamweight champion. However, to the UFC, he has a much larger role ...
The new bantamweight champion has the appeal to all fans; from casual fans, those seeking eye candy, to the MMA purists. He’s talented, outspoken, and his marketability is at an all-time high. The man that displayed pure dominance on his pursuit of UFC gold seems very familiar to that of Conor Mcgregor. A Cody Garbrandt win against the number-three pound-for-pound fighter in the world, #DominickCruz, was pivotal for the success of the UFC in 2017.
The future of the UFC moving into 2017 is vague, but hopeful. The reign of the former women’s bantamweight champion, #RondaRousey, captivated and attracted many for years has seemingly come to an end. #ConorMcgregor’s dominance still continues but with the cost of time. Much remains to be seen but for now, the future belongs to the new bantamweight champion, Cody Garbrandt.