Notorious is back! After 2 loses to Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomedov, both considered to be the best in their sports, many people thought the best of McGregor was behind him. He had already made history and a staggering amount of money, leaving him with nothing else to conquer and becoming complacent. Well after a couple lackluster performances, he heard the criticism and showed out in a way we haven’t seen in a couple years. Conor McGregor secured a dominating victory over Donald Cerrone, taking only 40 seconds to dismantle him at UFC 246. McGregor landed over 20 strikes and didn’t take a single one which had never been done to cowboy. Cerrone was overmatched from the very first bell and didn’t take long for him to be barraged by McGregor and ultimately being defeated.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, with that TKO victory, McGregor put his names in the record books once again. McGregor now has a KO or TKO in three separate weight classes. He famously knocked out Jose Aldo in the 145-weight division in 13 seconds to win the Featherweight title which was the fastest knockout in a championship bout. He then went up to 155 and completely outclassed Eddie Alvarez and knocked him out in the second round and completely dominated in the strike category.
After his history clinching win at UFC 245, McGregor said:
“I made history here tonight. I set another record, I’m the first fighter in UFC history to secure knockout victories — at featherweight, at lightweight, and now welterweight — across three divisions.
He then continued to ask:
“Who has gone up and down divisions, and stopping people like that, with knockout victories? I’m very proud of that accomplishment, The UFC, they can strip fighters, and give other fighters make-believe belts in order to replicate my champ-champ status. But they can’t give knockout victories across multiple weight divisions! So, there we go again! Etch my name in history one more time!”
Never stop chasing the impossible and becoming unstoppable!