Conor McGregor made his successful octagon return after a long fifteen-month layoff last Sunday when he faced Donald Cerrone. The fight took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and McGregor knocked out Cerrone in just 40-seconds.
This was the second-fastest knockout win of Conor McGregor’s UFC career.
McGregor busted Cerrone’s nose with his shoulders and then went for a high kick which dropped him and then went for the ground and pound after which the referee had to step in to stop the fight.
After the fight, Cerrone received a six-month-long suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He received a suspension for the nose and orbital fractures.
However, Cerrone took to Instagram and posted that he hasn’t suffered any fractures and had no clue as to why UFC reported about it.
“surgery?? I didn’t have anything broken.”
“That’s because they didn’t break. Not sure why the ufc always says that,” Donald Cerrone said when asked by fans about the orbital fractures. (H/T – BJPenn.com)
With his recent loss, Donald Cerrone is now riding on a three-fight losing streak. All of his last three losses have come via TKO.
Meanwhile, during the post-fight interview, McGregor revealed that he was ready for anyone in the division.
“It was a good shot,” McGregor said.
“It feels very good, I made history tonight. I said on the record that I would be the first UFC fighter to secure knockouts in three divisions. I’m very, very happy and proud tonight. The work has been phenomenal, I appreciate you all.
“I’m so happy. UFC can strip fighters and give fighters make-believe belts but they can take away knockout finishes.
“Who’s going up and down divisions and stopping people like that? I’m very proud of my performance tonight. Etch my name in history tonight!
“Anyone of these mouthy little fools can get it!” McGregor said during the post-fight interview.
What’s next for Conor McGregor?
With this fight being at 170lbs, Conor McGregor has a plethora of opponents to choose from. For instance, he can choose to fight the BMF champion Jorge Masvidal. He can even go down to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch or fight the top contender Justin Gaethje.
Moreover, McGregor has also expressed interest in fighting UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.
Meanwhile, another great match-up for Conor McGregor is trilogy fight with Nate Diaz.
Who do you guys want to see Conor McGregor fight next?
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