In one of the biggest fights in the history of the featherweight division, Conor McGregor took on one of the greatest featherweight mixed martial artists in the history of MMA, Jose Aldo. At UFC 194, McGregor made history when he knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to record the fastest knockout in any title match. It was Aldo’s first defeat in almost a decade.
Recently, BT Sports released a never seen footage of Conor’s coach John Kavanagh reacting to the brutal knockout of Jose Aldo. The shock on Kavanagh’s face is genuine and speaks volumes about the reaction of the entire arena that night. A match-up that once got canceled due to injury happens again in one of the biggest fights of UFC history and ends in just 13 seconds into the first round. It was indeed shocking for everyone present and marked one of the most memorable moments of UFC.
John Kavanagh reacts to McGregor KO of Jose Aldo
The shock on @John_Kavanagh's face never gets old! 😮
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 12, 2020
John Kavanagh took some time to celebrate, as he grasped the entire moment of what had just happened. McGregor left his name in history books, by knocking out one of the greatest mixed martial artists in the history of MMA.
It wasn’t just Kavanagh who was surprised at what happened, but the entire stadium was in a state of shock after the lethal left hand had done its job.
Recently, Kavanagh made big claims over McGregor’s return bout against Donald Cerrone. He said,
“I think this is the best he has ever been. The reason why I am saying this is because of his consistency over the last few months. It is a real return to smiling on the map, enjoying it, having fun. And it’s cliched to say a happy fighter is a dangerous fighter. He just seems really happy with his life, with his training, with the environment we have here. And competing again and having those exchanges and so on and so, I think he is the best we have ever seen.”
What’s next for Conor McGregor?
Conor McGregor will take on Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. He will make his welterweight return, and look to get a win after a year-long layoff. Additionally, it will be McGregor’s third fight in the welterweight division.
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