Conor McGregor finishes Donald Cerrone in the first-round at UFC 246

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has returned in emphatic fashion at UFC 246 in Las Vegas.

After a 15 month layoff, McGregor returned to fight Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at welterweight.

The fight lasted only 40 seconds, as McGregor landed a head kick and followed up with strikes before Cerrone turned away and the referee was forced to stop the fight.

There were many questions in the lead up to the fight as McGregor has been in a number of legal troubles over the last couple of years. Despite the time out of the cage, McGregor came out in his typical explosive fashion, taking advantage of Cowboy’s known weakness of a slow start.

In his post-fight interview, McGregor was quick to let everyone know that he is the first person in UFC history to secure knockout wins across three weight classes.

The former featherweight and lightweight champion now has a number of options as to who to fight next.

McGregor has said that he is looking at the year 2020 as a ‘season,’ and aims to fight three to four times this year.

The fight is McGregor’s first win in the UFC since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in 2016.

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