Conor McGregor made a victorious return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and stunned the audience with a decisive and lightning-quick technical knockout of Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.
The Irish MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter has returned to UFC after facing a humiliating defeat at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
Although McGreggor missed his first punch on Cerrone he came back quick with a combination of blows which stunned him before the Irishman launched a kick to his face bringing him to the mat. After which McGreggor laid into Cerrone with a series of punches while he was on the floor.
Referee Herb Dean had to step in and end the match only 40-seconds into the 1st round. The fight was not a title match, McGreggor said that it was a taste of what is to come.
"I like this (welterweight) division," he said. "I feel really good. I came out of here unscathed. I've got work to do to get back to where I was."
McGregor has had a chequered past with the UFC and has had titles stripped from him in the past, however, he says that they cannot take away the fact that he has scored knockouts in three divisions featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.
"Etch my name in the history books one more time," he said.
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