Saturday night, Conor McGregor came back to the UFC octagon to go head to head against Donald Cerrone in UFC 246’s headliner.
Denoting his first battle since October 2018, McGrgeor immediately adjusted, making an understood case of Cerrone in 40 seconds with a solitary take out.
It was to the tune of a hit with his shoulder following the opening chime. He lined it up with a couple of more strikes, a high kick, and a left hand to do what needs to be done.
40 seconds is the fastest anyone has ever beaten Donald Cerrone.
According to FightMetric, Cerrone landed 0 strikes.
So, just to recap, McGregor beat Cerrone (granted, 36 years old) faster than anyone without taking a single strike in the process.
Not too shabby.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) January 19, 2020
“I impacted the world forever here today around evening time. I set another precedent. I’m the main contender in UFC history to get knockout triumphs at featherweight, at lightweight and now welterweight,” McGregor said post-coordinate. “Donald holds the record for the most head kick knockouts so I was incredibly glad to get one myself. Much thanks to all of you for the help.”
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 19, 2020
Concerning Cerrone, the American contender had no issue in giving McGregor’s system its due credit.
HE. IS. BACK.
— UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2020
“I’ve never observed anything like that,” Cerrone said. “He busted my nose and it began draining and I ventured back and he head kicked me […] I love this game and I’m going to continue battling.”
Damn McGregor 40 SECONDS Khabib WATCHING THIS RIGHT NOW LIKE pic.twitter.com/VQaK4MYAkF
— bond442 (@Therealbond442) January 19, 2020