Conor McGregor beats Cowboy Cerrone in just 40 seconds of first round fight

Conor McGregor beats Cowboy Cerrone in just 40 seconds of first round fight

- Conor McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone on his UFC comeback fight

- The Irishman destroyed the 36-year-old American in just 40 seconds of the encounter

- Cowboy was completely overpowered by Conor McGregor who made a return to UFC after three years

Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor on Sunday, January 19, made a stunning return to UFC beating Cowboy Cerrone mercilessly in just 40 seconds of first round.

Before the fight, Conor was seeking a win for the first time in three years, and after being greeted by the fans, he replied the gesture by destroying his American opponent.

McGregor, who had not fought since being submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov 15 months ago won the heart of the fans with his superb display against Cowboy.

He showed his opponent no mercy immediately the fight started giving Cowboy a sublime high kick which was so powerful.

Referee Herb Dean decided Cerrone had taken too many elbows from a resilient Notorious and the fight was stopped with 20 seconds left on the clock.

“The shoulder shot was a good shot. It feels very good, I made history tonight, I set another record.

“The first man to ever score knockouts in three weight divisions.

“I am very happy and very proud. Thank you all for your support,'' Conor McGregor explained after his incredible win.

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Earlier, had reported how Nigerian-American mixed martial artist Kamaru Usman told Conor McGregor that he would not survive against him if the two of them face each other in the octagon.

This comes after Conor McGregor appeared to have declared an interest in facing the Nigerian star after fight against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.

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