Irishman has won his first MMA match since defeating Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 for the lightweight title!
All it took was 40 seconds! Unmatched, unparalleled, just the way he rose to stardom! Even though Conor McGregor has been questioned for many things after his bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov, motivation and out-of-octagon behavior being just some, he proved, at least for the lead-up to the Cowboy fight, that he has changed for the better.
Coming into the clinch from the start, Conor got the best of the clinch, damaging Cerrone by constant shoulder strikes. Bleeding Cowboy was staggering, with Notorious being able to place a high-kick which would signal the end of the fight and McGregor closing it by ground-and-pound.
”I like this weight division. It’s good going up and down. God willing, I came out of here unscathed. I’m in shape. I don’t believe I’m there yet, though. I’ve still got work to do to get back to where I was. Any one of these little mouthy fools can get it!”Conor McGregor after the win
UFC’s president Dana White has announced in his post-fight press conference that the lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will be next for Conor, if he gets through Tony Ferguson, with him also showing interest in competing against Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman.