Jon Anik Shocked After Conor McGregor Bloodied Donald Cerrone With Insane Shoulder Strikes

Published 07/07/2021, 12:11 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor (L) punches Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


On January 18, 2020, Conor McGregor was returning to action for the first time since his loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘Notorious’ had faced Nurmagomedov at the UFC 229 event and lost via a 4th round submission. Therefore, his UFC 246 return against Donald Cerrone was being seen as the last opportunity for McGregor to prove he is still amongst the best in UFC.

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However, what McGregor did in that fight showed the world just how dangerous ‘Notorious’ is. Everyone present at the T-Mobile Arena that night was shocked to see the aggressiveness ‘Notorious’ showed in the fight. As soon as the fight started, ‘Notorious’ went at Cerrone with a big left, which ‘Cowboy’ dodged.

However, that is when McGregor hit Cerrone, with some devastating shoulder strikes that left him bloodied. People watching the fight could not believe what had happened and UFC commentator Jon Anik was one such person. When Rogan announced that ‘Donald’s nose is already bleeding‘, Anik asked ‘Is that from his shoulder‘.

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And when Rogan confirmed Anik about the same, he replied with, “Get out of here with that. ” Anik along with the various others present at the arena was shocked to see how quickly McGregor had drawn blood. The fight eventually ended in just 40 seconds with ‘Notorious’ winning by TKO.

With this victory, McGregor proved to everyone that he still was amongst the best UFC fighters out there.

What next for Conor McGregor?

After Conor McGregor defeated ‘Cowboy’ in such an epic fashion, many thought this would pave McGregor’s path to the top. However, in just his next fight McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier in their rematch. ‘Notorious’ who had won the first fight against Poirier back in 2014, lost via a 2nd round TKO.

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After that fight fans had been speculating as to when we would see the two fighters compete in their third fight. Now finally the two fighters are set to compete at the main event of UFC 264.

Do you think Conor McGregor will win his fight against Dustin Poirier? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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