Conor McGregor reminded everyone exactly who he is on Saturday night at UFC 246.
The Irishman wasted no time going for Donald Cerrone and he tried to take his head off in the opening seconds.
‘Cowboy’s’ nose was broken McGregor
Although Cowboy managed to get The Notorious in the clinch, that ended up being the start of his demise.
McGregor landed shoulder shot after shoulder shot and it looked like he broke his opponent’s nose within five seconds of the bout starting.From there, Cerrone was in a world of trouble and clearly disorientated. McGregor followed that up with a high kick and it was elementary from there.
The American explained he was caught off guard in the octagon
Speaking after the bout, McGregor resisted calling out Jorge Masvidal or Khabib Nurmagomedov, who were in the audience, instead insisting he is still working on his game.
Cerrone offered no excuses and, during his post-fight interview, admitted that McGregor’s strikes had caught him off-guard.
McGregor made $3 million for this outing at a base level and Cerrone reportedly took home $200,000, but the Irishman believes he will end up making around $80 million for this fight all things told.Now, 2020 looks like it could be a massive year for McGregor with bouts against Masvidal and Khabib in the pipeline and now that his aura is restored, he will have options aplenty.
Cerrone’s eye received similar treatment against Tony Ferguson