LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Conor McGregor recorded the second fastest win of his career against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone via TKO in just 40 seconds on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in front of 19,040.
McGregor’s quickest being his 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo in December 2015.
“The so-called experts of the game when they break down my skill-set, they say I’m just a fighter with a left hand, which is highly disrespectful and uneducated,” McGregor said.
“I knew he was planning to knock me out with a head kick. I knew this is what Donald would have been envisioning. … But at the same time I know that Donald has many discrepancies in his game, with the leans and dips under certain attacks that can also set him up for the high kick. So the high kick was something I thought I could catch him with, also.”
HE. IS. BACK.
— UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2020
McGregor (22-4) had not won a fight since he stopped Eddie Alvarez on Nov. 12, 2016, to win the lightweight title at UFC 205.
It was the fourth highest gate ($11,089,129.30) in UFC history.