Joe Rogan Speechless After Conor McGregor’s Walkout

Published 07/06/2021, 11:54 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor is the former two-division champion of the ultimate fighting championship. He has an impressive professional fighter career under his name.

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‘The Notorious’ made his way from Dublin streets to one of the biggest promotions in the world. After entering UFC, he quickly laddered up his way to the top. Moreover, Irishman defeated many prominent names in the UFC. He was on an amazing twelve-win streak when he defeated Dennis Siver on 18 January 2015 to earn his first title shot at the UFC.

The Ireland native was slated to clash against the then champion and one of the greatest featherweight ever, Jose Aldo Jr. at UFC 189. However, Aldo stepped out of the fight because of a serious injury. Meanwhile, Chad ‘Money’ Mendes stepped in on short notice to face McGregor for the interim UFC featherweight belt.

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The Irishman was all prepared for the bout. With the arena full of Irish people, McGregor made an iconic entrance to the octagon. Irish singer Sinead O’Connor sang her song Foggy Dew live, which is McGregor’s walkout song.

The UFC superstar arrived in style for his first-ever title bout in the UFC. He brought his fans to their feet. The Irishman’s entrance also stunned the most famous UFC commentator Joe Rogan. The latter began to speak, but quickly cut himself off and let the fans absorb the iconic moment.

However, McGregor’s entrance was not the only thing that amazed Joe Rogan. His performance in the fight was surely one of his best in the UFC. Here is a look back at the amazing fight.

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Conor McGregor’s first title bout

Conor McGregor squared off against the American wrestler Chad Mendes at UFC 189 in an interim featherweight title bout. McGregor marched towards Mendes right after the bell, landing hard strikes. However, Mendes quickly retaliated and took down McGregor to the mat.

It didn’t take too long for McGregor to bounce back and rain his long-range kicks. The Irishman did his all to hit his signature left hand. However, Mendes took him off his feet with a strong takedown. Mendes landed some ground and pound, which gave ‘The Notorious’ a cut above the right eye.

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McGregor (25-0) was back on his feet, even after taking the damage. He found his way to connect a left on Mendes and shook him. However, the round ended with both fighters on their feet. In the second round of the fight, McGregor unleashed his aggressive side and hurt Mendes with combinations.

However, Mendes was able to keep the Irishman on the mat for most of the time. With less than 10 seconds left on the clock, Conor McGregor took down Mendes with a hard left and rained down his own punishment, forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight. The win made Conor McGregor the new UFC interim featherweight champion.

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We will soon see the former champion back in action at UFC 264. The Notorious will face Dustin Poirier for the third time in the most awaited trilogy fight of the year. It is surely going to be an entertaining fight for the combat fans.

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What are your thoughts on Conor McGregor’s entrance? Who do you think will win in the trilogy fight at UFC 264? Let us know in the comment section below.

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