Conor McGregor took on Donald Cerrone in his octagon return at UFC 246 in Las Vegas. Conor looked absolutely brilliant in his return fight against Cerrone. The former lightweight and featherweight champion continued to pressure veteran Cerrone in the face multiple times with his shoulders – appearing to break his nose – before connecting a high-kick, to finish the fight with a flurry of punches.
Conor McGregor looks spectacular in his return fight against Donald Cerrone
McGregor received a lot of praise for 40-second knock out of Donald Cerrone in his wleterweight return. McGregor competed in the ring after a long gap of 15 months and came out unscathed after the fight. Cerrone failed to land a single strike in the fight, which lasted a mere 40 seconds.
Although Kavanagh, a long-lasting mentor of McGregor, had anticipated a stand-out performance from McGregor, he recently said the match would almost certainly go to the fourth or fifth round with an inevitable knockout win. Kvaanagh was surprised when McGregor finished the fight within 40 seconds into the first round.
“I did say repeatedly that I thought this would be the best Conor McGregor of all time, but I didn’t know that it was going to be this good a version. He really seems to have reached a different level of athleticism now than he’s ever had in his career.”
Conor McGregor’s mentor John Kavanagh had advised everybody paving the way to Conor’s glittering UFC 246 match-up against Donald Cerrone. He mentioned that this would be the “best form” of McGregor, fans would see to date.
In any case, the 31-year-old Irishman’s -MMA record 22-4 – KO of Donald Cerrone at 170, surpassed Kavanagh’s expectation. Kavanagh looked amazed at Conor’s victory. He said that first-round knockout was not planned, and called McGregor both frightening and spectacular at the same time.
Will Conor face Justin Gaethje next?
Conor McGregor has a lot of interesting options going forward. While a fight with Jorge Masvidal looks like the next likely option, Kavanagh has expressed an interest in fighting Justin Gaethje at 170.
Even if Conor McGregor hasn’t said it already, his coach certainly looks interested in a fight against Justin Gaethje.
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