There’s no longer any dispute. Conor McGregor is the UFC Featherweight champion.
And it took 13 seconds. Watch the unbelievable and shocking moment above.
In what was easily one of the most anticipated fights in the company’s 22-year history, Ireland’s pride and joy backed up his endless trash talk when he hit Aldo — who was previously the UFC’s only featherweight champion — with a perfect left-handed punch. McGregor actually took a hit as Aldo fell to the ground, but it didn’t matter as the Notorious finished it with one hammer fist.
Just like that, it was over. Here’s another angle:
It’s going to be interesting to see what happens next. Jose Aldo, one of the company’s best ever champions, will surely want a rematch. But when you combine the way this fight ended with the spectacular performance by Frankie Edgar on Friday night, and there’s going to be a lot of clamoring for McGregor vs. Aldo.
No matter what happens next, though, this was a stunning end to an unforgettable night.
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