McGregor Defeats Cowboy In 40 Seconds
The UFC 246 bout involving Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has come to an end in Las Vegas with Conor McGregor knocking out his opponent in just the conclusion of a 40-seconds of fight.
Eye9ja reports that in the first round of the match, the 31-year-old boxer who had been away from UFC bout for more than a year since he was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov destroyed Cerrone within seconds.
Immediately the bout started McGregor quickly attempted a straight left hand that missed as Cowboy Cerrone ducked, as soon as the two separated McGregor blasted Cerrone with a huge head kick that buckled the veteran and sent him back into the cage.
The stunning head kick and left hand from McGregor left Cerrone on the ropes just in the first round and the referee called off the bout just when it was getting started.
Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:
HERE COMES COWBOY! 🤠 #UFC246
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 19, 2020
HE. IS. BACK.
— UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2020
— ESPN (@espn) January 19, 2020
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) January 19, 2020
After the fight, McGregor in his brief statement said thus: “I’m the first fighter in UFC history to secure a knockout victory at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. I’m very, very happy. I’m very proud.”