After months upon months of verbal jabs and press conference tirades, heated rivals Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor collided with the undisputed UFC Featherweight championship on the line at UFC 194 last night (Sat., Dec. 12, 2015). And the pay-per-view (PPV) blockbuster ended ... err ... rather quickly.
Indeed, "Notorious" made good on his pre-fight prediction, knocking out "Junior" cold early in their 145-pound title unification main event last night (Sat., Dec. 12, 2015). In fact, the stoppage came at just 13 seconds into the first round after just one punch -- a left cross -- from the hard-hitting Irishman.
McGregor assumed position in the center of the Octagon and pawed the straight left. "Junior" came forward with a right-left combination, but the southpaw, McGregor, countered beautifully with his patented missile of a left hand, flooring the incumbent champion.
The 27-year-old followed up with needless hammerfist strikes for the first-round stoppage (strikes) just 13 seconds into round one.
Whew, McGregor made it look incredibly easy after eight months of relentless trash talk, pomp and circumstance. And he is just getting started.
Here is another take from ESPN.com:
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