Conor McGregor is the new UFC featherweight champion of the world
Renowned Irish boxer Conor McGregor becomes the UFC featherweight champion of the world after he knocks out Jose Aldo just 13 seconds into their bout.
The Notorious did what he promised when he knocked out the only featherweight champion in UFC history.
— #UFC194 (@btsportufc) December 13, 2015
The most highly anticipated fight in UFC history brought forward the biggest shock in combat sports, not due to the result in itself, but in the manner that it occurred.
Ten months of build-up, trash talk, controversy and bad blood culminated in the fastest title match in history, with Conor McGregor knocking out nemesis Jose Aldo with a solitary punch.
This was the first time that the 10-years undefeated (until now) Brazilian has been knocked out.
Conor McGregor had talked himself up like no other fighter in the history of the sport, declaring his greatness since debuting in UFC and winning all his fights for the organisation.
In the aftermath of the fight, McGregor acknowledged Aldo has been a dominant champion and deserved for the fight to go longer. He also noted, however, that his belief that timing beats speed, and that even if the fight had gone long, Aldo would’ve been finished eventually. McGregor also thanked all the Irish who attended.
During his turn to speak, Aldo visibly tried to hold back tears said the cross of McGregor caught him off guard. He also says a rematch is necessary since there was no real fight to speak of.
Watch McGregor’s first response below: “Ireland baby, we did it!”