McGregor returns to UFC, defeats Cerrone in 40 seconds

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Conor McGregor made a dominant returned to Ul-timate Fighting Championship (UFC) with a stun-ning knockout to Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor returned to UFC after 15 months since losing a fight against his arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.

The former two-division champion immediately bloodied a clinching Cerrones’s nose with an upward shoulder strike.

McGregor caught him on the jaw with a high kick and gave him a hail of punches.

The referee stopped the fight after just 40 sec-onds, in a night that echoed McGregor’s greatest fights during his unparalleled rise.

In the post-match interview, McGregor said, “I feel really good and I came out here unscathed.” He further said, “I’m in shape. We’ve got work to do to get back to where I was.”

Earlier in October 2018, McGregor was sus-pended for six-month and was fined $50,000 dollars for his role in a brawl with Khabib Nurmagome-dov.—AP

 

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