Conor McGregor stopped Jose Aldo in the first round on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, Dec. 12, UFC superstar Conor McGregor captured a career-defining victory in stopping former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a mere 13 seconds at UFC 194.
The bout took place inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. and McGregor was able to emphatically back up all of his pre-fight bravado.
The first bell sounded and the two men began sizing each other up. After throwing his first serious punch, a cracking left hand while he simultaneously took a shot on the chin himself, McGregor knocked Aldo out in brutal fashion to end the fight.
Afterwards, McGregor offered his respect to the former champion while pointing towards his vaunted punch.
‘Nobody can take that left hand shot,” McGregor stated.
Now looked at as many as the face of combat sports, McGregor admitted he wanted to be able to take everything in during the lead up to the fight.
“Yesterday at the weigh-in I didn’t want to get off stage,” said McGregor. “I wanted to embrace it all. I was enjoying the whole process.”
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