Last Saturday night was a big one for MMA fans worldwide as they witnessed the return of one of MMA’s greatest, Connor McGregor, who had not fought since October 2018, as he faced Donald Cerrone, another tough fighter. McGregor showed his patient fans that the wait was worth it as he finished off Cerrone in just 40 seconds.
From the very moment the gates were open, McGregor spared no time to show the world just how much he has waited for the moment. Starting with a blow that Cerrone dodged, McGregor made sure that was the only punch that missed. The next shots were from the shoulders, a series of had blows delivered on the face that sent blood down Cerrone’s chest.
Even after they were separated by the referee, McGregor still shot a kick to the head that weakened Cerrone, sending him on his knees. After that, he led an assault of punches on Cerrone that sent him to the floor. The referee gave him enough time to recover, hoping that the match would go on. But the damage was done, as Cerrone was just too weak to get back to the game.
Speaking after the fight, Cerrone admitted that the shoulder punches did the real harm, distorting him, making him lose balance, which was then finished by the head kick. He described the whole thing as a nice plan. On how much damage was inflicted, he said, “100 percent,” which was obvious by the bruised nose.
But The Cowboy still expressed his love for the sport as he said, “I’m going to keep fighting. This is what I love.” The loss would be his third straight loss.
As for McGregor, he has just shown that he is not to be underrated in any way. Having lost his last match against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, the Irishman has proven that he still has fight left in him, as he said after the match, “It’s good going up and down. God willing, I came out of here unscathed. I’m in shape. I don’t believe I’m there yet, though. I’ve still got work to do to get back to where I was.” Now that he has won, he can start planning his remaining fights for the year, with his sights set on Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
Written by: Leon Osamor