It’s becoming more and more clear that, despite all these fighters trying to be Conor McGregor, only Conor McGregor can be Conor McGregor.

Case in point: last night’s Bellator 204, which saw McGregor’s teammate James Gallagher once again enter the Bellator cage surrounded by a lot of hype and trash-talk. And yet, despite a four-fight win streak in the organization, a decent organizational push, and top-notch submission skills, Gallagher got kicked and punched into oblivion.

It was the sweetest of justice, served up courtesy of Ricky Bandejas, and it came mere moments after the Irishman got up in his face during the pre-fight introductions.

No matter how cocky Gallagher is, he still lacks McGregor’s timing and head-movement, so he was easy pickings for Bandejas’ punches up the middle and a side-kick that left him stumbling.

Man, what a thing of beauty.

The main event of Bellator 204 saw bantamweight king Darrion Caldwell jump up to featherweight to dominate and smash Noad Lahat.

Meanwhile, Tywan Claxton may have wowed us in his Bellator debut with a crushing flying knee knockout, and earned a TKO stoppage in his second fight with the organization, but it was all about earning a decision last night. Oh well.