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McGregor quickly beats Cerrone at UFC 246 main event

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The hype leading up to the Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone fight lasted longer than the UFC 246 main event. The fight was over in less than a minute.

McGregor received a TKO (Punches) win over Cerrone at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Irishman won the fight in 40 seconds.

UFC star Conor McGregor throws a right punch against Donald Cerrone in the first round of their welterweight bout during UFC 246
Conor McGregor throws a right punch against Donald Cerrone in the first round of their welterweight bout during UFC 246 (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Following the fight, Floyd Mayweather called out McGregor on Instagram. The Dublin, Ireland wasn’t the only person, The Money Team leader called out on IG.

The undefeated retired boxer also called out Khabib Nurmagomedov. In October 2018, Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor, while Mayweather defeated McGregor in August 2017.

McGregor’s win over Cerrone was his quickest since UFC 194 when he defeated Jose Aldo. McGregor won that fight via KO (Punches) in just 13 seconds on Dec. 12, 2015.

The 31-year-old SBG Ireland fighter (22-4) also has another win outside of the UFC in less than a minute when he knocked out Mike Wood by KO (Punches) in 16 seconds at Cage Contender 8 at National Basketball Arena in Dublin, Ireland on March 12, 2011.

He has only one loss in a fight that lasted less than a minute. That was to Joseph Duffy when he lost by submission (arm-triangle choke) at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 39: The Uprising on November 27, 2010 at Neptune Stadium in Cork City, Ireland.

This win snapped McGregor’s two-fight losing streak. He lost to Nurmagomedov and Mayweather, before this win. This was his first win since he defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 by TKO (Punches) in the second round on November 12, 2016.

The 36-year-old Cerrone (36-14-1) has lost his last three fights. In his last 11 fights, he is 4-8. Despite this uneven streak, Cerrone said he will continue to fight because he loves the sport.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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