Conor Mcgregor Gives a Shout Out to Donald Cerrone for Securing ‘The Highest PPV of the Year’

Published 12/21/2020, 10:51 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor shares his Irish Whiskey with UFC President Dana White during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor recently took to Twitter to congratulate the UFC and Donald Cerrone. McGregor kicked off the year 2020 for the UFC in the UFC 246 pay-per-view. He knocked out Donald Cerrone within 40 seconds in the main event.

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The pay-per-view was the highest selling one of the year 2020. With “The Notorious” involved, such numbers are always expected. But also, credit is due to Donald Cerrone for being a perfect partner.

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McGregor also lauded the UFC’s efforts to carry on throughout the year despite the COVID-19. No other sport or promotion was able to match the UFC’s consistency in 2020.

He also congratulated Cerrone for his double submission win last night. Cerrone took on former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in a grappling match at Submission Underground. “Cowboy” Cerrone managed to submit his old foe and the former UFC champion twice.

After a controversial finish the first time around, RDA and Cerrone agreed to run it back again. But, Cerrone proved to be superior on the ground yet again. Cerrone’s run at 2020 though, hasn’t been so successful in the UFC. He had a 0-2-1 record for the year, dropping two and drawing one of his three fights.

Conor McGregor makes his much-anticipated comeback in 2020

“The Notorious” may have set the record for the highest PPV of 2020 at UFC 246, but he hasn’t fought since then. He will make his Octagon return against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.

The UFC has built an international fight week around the event, with 3 cards taking place in the same week. The year will be off to a banger with such an important clash in the lightweight division scheduled.

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McGregor seems to have re-found his focus and passion for the sport with extended training. At least his social media indicates the same. This will excite fans for the new year.

The Irishman is back with a vengeance with the goal of re-capturing the lightweight throne. He has proved his mettle before becoming the first-ever simultaneous UFC double champion.

Many believe he has lost the hunger and focus. Hence, he will have to translate his training dedication to octagon dominance and prove the doubters wrong yet again.

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Can Conor McGregor become the lightweight king again? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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