It took Conor McGregor just 40 minutes to Knock Out Donald Cerrone in the UFC 246 (Ultimate Fighting Challenge) main event in Las Vegas. Making a return to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) after 15 months, McGregor looked at his supreme best as he shell-shocked his opponent via TKO. “I changed levels and came up into it – it was a good shot, made history here tonight. I’m the first fighter in UFC history to secure knockouts (in three divisions) at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight,” McGregor said. Conor McGregor Beats Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone via TKO in 40 Seconds on UFC 246 Return.
As McGregor registered his win, fans took to Twitter and reacted. Some of the UFC followers were shocked to see McGregor finish the bout in under 40 seconds. #UFC246 was one of the trending topics on Twitter this morning, here are some of the reactions.
Disappointed pay-per-view viewer
What am I going to do with all this 🍿
40 secs & it's over!
This is not what I paid for.
— 𝔾𝕣𝕖𝕪 (@TheNotorious_G) January 19, 2020
Gone in 40 seconds
— Corey King 🌐 (@Corey_King2001) January 19, 2020
— newton (@97Nwtn) January 19, 2020
Man was in the ring for 40 seconds and looks like he just been hit by a bus
— Rakan (@r2_1q) January 19, 2020
The winning moment
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) January 19, 2020
This is McGregor’s first win at the Octagon since November 2016. Back then the Irish defeated Eddie Alvarez to become the first UFC fighter to hold two championship belts at the same time. Subsequently, McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather in 2017 in a boxing match. He was knocked out by Mayweather, who took his winning streak to 50 after the win.And then, Khabib Nurmagomedov, lightweight champion, in October 2018.
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