Conor McGregor’s 40-second KO of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone was the quickest major occasion knockout of the 12 months till now. With solely two extra occasions in 2020, the possibilities are that McGregor will add one more report to his assortment.
As at all times, McGregor was bragging about his accomplishments on social media. After celebrating earlier this week when his submit grew to become the most-watched UFC video on Instagram, the previous ‘champ-champ’ now rejoices over having the quickest main-event KO.
“2020 – The Quickest Important Occasion KO.”
McGregor’s return to the octagon after 15 months away was a long-awaited bout for the followers and the UFC. However the Irishman made it clear that he was nonetheless pretty much as good as he was earlier than, if not higher. McGregor exploded into motion, taking Cerrone abruptly. He linked a number of shoulder strikes earlier than firing a head kick above his opponent’s guard, that hit Cerrone immediately on his jaw. McGregor nonetheless had the time to cost with a flying knee earlier than the ‘Cowboy’ hit the canvas. From there, McGregor solely wanted to attend for referee Herb Dean to intercept whereas he discharged punches left, proper, and heart over his helpless foe.
Proper after the battle, McGregor was already addressing his obsession with information. As he properly observed, he was the primary UFC fighter to win with a KO at featherweight, light-weight, and welterweight divisions.
“I made historical past right here. I set one other report. I am very, very pleased with that,” McGregor stated within the octagon. “Donald holds the report for many head-kick knockouts. I am so comfortable to get him down with a head kick myself.”
What are Conor McGregor’s quickest knockouts?
It was no shock when Conor McGregor knocked Donald Cerrone out in lower than a minute. The Irishman had already participated in among the UFC’s quickest fights earlier than his bout with the ‘Cowboy.’ The 40-second showdown goes down as his second-shortest bout.
His quickest match occurred when he grew to become a double-champion by defeating UFC featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo. In his most well-known battle, McGregor solely wanted 13 seconds to complete the bout.
Dustin Poirier was introduced down by ‘The Infamous’ in slightly below two minutes once they met for the primary time again in 2014. Poirier will face McGregor once more subsequent 12 months as the primary occasion at UFC 257 on January 23.
Whereas Poirier continued to evolve since that first battle, many nonetheless consider he’ll supply McGregor no actual problem. Many analysts and individuals who observe the Irishman intently suppose he’ll produce one other first-round KO.
Printed 10 Dec 2020, 00:26 IST