It took Conor McGregor just 40 seconds to beat Donald Cerrone at the UFC 246. 40 seconds to mark his return. 40 seconds to show people he is still one of the top fighters in the UFC arena.
The two fighters came into a grapple as the fight started. A few seconds later, a thunderous left kick from McGregor almost unsettled Cerrone. The Irishman capitalized on it and finished it with a few more punches, leaving the Cowboy bleeding.
How Twitter reacted as Conor McGregor won in 40 seconds
— Will 郭 (@GuoBlue) January 19, 2020
WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED LETS GO McGREGOR pic.twitter.com/0Um4PVGC3I
— Crakrz | Mitch 🇨🇦 (@Crakrz) January 19, 2020
🇮🇪 @TheNotoriousMMA’s fight purse:
💸 $3,000,000 for the fight.
⏱ 40-second knockout.
😳 $75,000 earned per second. pic.twitter.com/zvRt5aOybV
— SPORF (@Sporf) January 19, 2020
Well worth staying up for, great show. #UFC246
— L1K3R0535 (@LR0535) January 19, 2020
— NedsAU (@NedsAus) January 19, 2020
— Jeff D Oscars Szn (@JeffDLowe) January 19, 2020
McGregor was coming back to the UFC circuit after he had announced his retirement in March 2019. After obtaining unprecedented success in UFC, McGregor had become relatively inactive after his first UFC loss in 2016. In 2018, after a series of controversies and after a while out from MMA, McGregor fought Khabib Nurnmagomedov and lost via submission in the fourth round.
Saturday’s fight marked the return of McGregor after two years. And he came back in some fashion registering his second fastest win in his UFC career.
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) January 19, 2020
Anddddddddddd Conor McGregor is BACK. GG Cerrone pic.twitter.com/fXkAuNmSXj
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) January 19, 2020
Conor McGregor is back.
He finishes Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone just 40 seconds into the 1st round.
It was the 2nd-fastest win of McGregor’s UFC career. pic.twitter.com/W5hCRbFQrx
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 19, 2020
TKO. 40 seconds.
— Stadium (@Stadium) January 19, 2020
He is without doubt , the biggest star in MMA history – Mcgregor 3.0 has arrived ! pic.twitter.com/k7xMsQpraM
— Rawmmanews (@rawmmanews) January 19, 2020
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