Conor McGregor is everything he claimed to be.
Thirteen seconds is all it took, and Aldo's cleanest shot was one he landed while unconscious. Conor McGregor collapsed Jose Aldo with a magnificent left hand. For the first time in over a decade, the 29-year old Aldo was beaten.
McGregor showed up at weigh-ins sunken in and dry as a bone, as is tradition. Jose Aldo tried to play mind games, games that ended up not working out for him. Needless to say, the Irish contingency that made the trip to Las Vegas got their plane fare's worth.
McGregor opened the fight with a quick left before resetting in the cage. McGregor and Aldo both threw huge punches, with McGregor landing first, Aldo landing after he was out cold, a feat in itself. McGregor followed up with a hammer fist before Big John McCarthy called a stop to the action.
The new undisputed champion will likely face Frankie Edgar, who earned a spectacular KO victory of his own last night. UFC President Dana White previously promised McGregor a stadium show in Ireland if he emerged victorious at UFC 194.
McGregor was short and to the point following the fight, saying "Nobody can take that left hand shot. He's powerful and he's fast. But precision beats power and timing beats speed."
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