McGregor Bests "Cowboy" In Just 40 Seconds

His second-fastest career win.

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Conor McGregor has made a remarkable return to the UFC after two years away. In his first fight in 15 months, the Irishman dominated his opponent Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a mere 40 seconds of the first round, earning a clean TKO and his second-fastest career win.

The fight began with  a grapple, followed by three shoulders from McGregor, which all landed on Cerrone’s face. Throwing his opponent off, McGregor went for the finish, stepping back and launching a devastating left head kick, marking to beginning of the end for Cowboy. The rest was just McGregor atop a fallen Cerrone, throwing a flurry of punches before the ref stopped the fight.

“I made history here tonight,” said McGregor. “I’m the first fighter to secure a victory at featherweight, lightweight and now welterweight. Donald holds the record for head-kick knockouts and to get him down with a head kick, I’m very happy.” He continued to say that he may be staying in the weight division a little longer: “I’m very happy,” he said. “I like this weight division. It feels really good. You’re going to see a lot of me here.”

McGregor has previously stated that he could be fighting three times this year, eyeing Tony Ferguson and a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Those two are scheduled to fight over the latter’s lightweight belt at UFC 249.

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