With a counter left hook McGregor sent his Brazilian opponent crashing down to the mat. Within just 13 seconds Aldo was knocked out after McGregor hammer fisted him into the stunning finish that delighted the crowd. Referee John McCarthy stopped the fight and declared the new champion. The good news for Conor McGregor don’t stop here. After his victory he has now joined former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on the cover of the EA Sports’ “UFC 2” video game.
This victory reminded the large Irish contingent about the moment when he arrived in the UFC in 2013. Back then he vowed he would reach for the top of the sport. Well known among his fans for his trash talk, McGregor managed throughout his career to keep consistent results even though the competition level has increased over the years. After winning against Aldo who hadn’t lost a fight in 10 years, Conor McGregor had the following to say: “He’s powerful and he’s fast, but precision beats power and timing beats speed.. He deserved to go a little bit longer, but it was going to happen eventually”.