- Conor McGregor dominated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in his return to UFC action Saturday night.
- McGregor charged Cerrone immediately, and secured the knockout win just 40 seconds into the fight.
- After his win, athletes from across the sporting world were quick to congratulate the Irish fighter on his successful return to the octagon.
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Conor McGregor did not disappoint in his return to UFC action Saturday night, knocking out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone just 40 seconds after the opening bell.
McGregor charged out of the gate, throwing a vicious left hand that might have been a knockout blow on its own had it connected.
But his initial miss did not matter. McGregor brought Cerrone close and sent some huge hits with his shoulder right at Cowboy’s nose, drawing blood. From there, McGregor landed a sharp kick to Cerrone’s jaw, and then got on top of his opponent to pound on his head in until the referee stopped the fight.
McGregor announced that he was back with some dramatic flair, and athletes from across the sporting world were quick to congratulate the former champ-champ on Twitter.
Welcome back Champ!! @TheNotoriousMMA. ????????????????
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 19, 2020
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 19, 2020
THE KING!!! @TheNotoriousMMA
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) January 19, 2020
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) January 19, 2020
Can’t say I like all of his antics – to each his own – but @TheNotoriousMMA is incredible at what he does & for that I will always give respect, bc being great at anything is NEVER easy!
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) January 19, 2020
Other athletes were at the fight to show their love in person, including Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Baker Mayfield and Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns.
The stars are out for #UFC246! ????
— UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2020
— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) January 19, 2020
McGregor’s next fight has yet to be set, but UFC president Dana White said that a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov could be in the cards.
Regardless of who he fights, McGregor’s next bout is sure to be another star-studded affair.
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