Conor McGregor is the new UFC featherweight champion of the world

Conor McGregor wasted no time and no punches as he knocked out Jose Aldo in the first exchange of the fight to become the new undisputed UFC featherweight champion of the world. Say what you like about Conor McGregor, he has definitively proven tonight that he can walk the walk as well as talk the talk. He won it in the first round, just as he promised. Check out this winning punch. Jose Aldo is the greatest featherweight in MMA history. He is undefeated for over 10 years. He is the only UFC featherweight champion there has been.

A dynamic striker with excellent takedown defense, athleticism and an underrated ground game, he has beaten the best in the world for years. Conor McGregor has talked himself up like perhaps no other fighter in the history of the sport, declaring his greatness since debuting in UFC and winning all his fights for the organization. Now he has the chance to prove himself the best in the world in front of an arena full of fans who came in from Ireland to sing and root their countryman on. Round 1. McGregor knocks Aldo out cold with his first big punch.

It was a left hook as Aldo came in. He followed with a few punches on the ground but they weren't necessary at all. Winner: Conor McGregor, KO, round 1. Conor McGregor is one of the remarkable stories in sports. The man came in talking about how great he was from day one, talking himself up like few others ever have. He then proceeded to defeat every opponent and knocked out a dominant champion who hadn't lost in ten years in a matter of seconds. It was like he willed it into being.
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