Unlike Conor McGregor's earlier bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov, the aftermatch at UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone looked completely different. The Notorious knocked Cowboy out in 40 seconds of the start coming back to the Octagon after 15 months.
The former double division champion displayed an impressive combination of his hands, legs, and shoulder before the match official Herb Dean ended the fight. He broke Cerrone's nose with his shoulder and landed a powerful head kick on him that sent Cowboy to the ground.
Right after the celebration, the Irishman moved near to Cerrone and spoke to him gently.
"I love you, Donald. Those shoulder shots broke it, eh?!"
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The Notorious also greeted Cerrone's mother and hugged her where the two has a brief talk.
UFC president Dana White couldn't stop himself from reacting on Conor's win. "Holy f**king sh*t!", White said after the bout was stopped within a minute of the start. On the post-fight interview, the UFC president praised Conor and said:
"I was blown away. He looked unbelievable. You won't hear another peep out of me about fighting at 170. I know there's always critics and there's always somebody who has an opinion. People are going to say Cowboy was shot, which is total bullsh*t. Conor McGregor came out, he looked fast, he hit hard, he had a gameplan, and he finished a real tough kid who came to win."
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