What a fight! It was one of the most highly-anticipated fights of the year, and Conor McGregor delivered. It was an insane battle between these two rivals, and in the end, Jose Aldo left the arena defeated — and belt-less.
Irish bad boy Conor McGregor, 27, and long-reigning champion Jose Aldo, 29, duked it out in the most anticipated featherweight fight in the sport’s history on Dec. 12. Both men walked into the cage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with anger in their eyes and thirst on their tongues. Sadly, one man left the cage defeated.
It was almost 11 months ago when Conor scaled the Octagon cage in Boston and crazily bum-rushed Jose, who was sitting ringside. That was all it took to set in motion UFC 194. Now, Conor has come out on top after a crazy match with Jose. Conor came into the fight with a record of 18-2, while Jose had the record of 25-1 backing him up. It was a brutal battle from the start with Conor landing insane moves as soon as venerable referee “Big” John McCarthy said, “Let’s get it on.”
The fight started off in blistering pace and only needed one round to find a victor. When Jose lunged in, Conor smashed him with a left hand punch. Jose was out before he hit the mat, and the referee jumped in to save the unconscious champion. The fight lasted 13 seconds! Just wow!
HollywoodLife.com talked EXCLUSIVELY to Conor before the fight, and he was certain he would win. “What is in my head is victory. I must strike, evade, strike, press and finish. This is a war that is in my head. I will be an animal in there. My mind is on the job! Everyone else is a watered down version of myself. I will perform. I will win,” Conor toldEXCLUSIVELY.
Conor previously stated, “My dream is to be world champion of the UFC, have more money than I know what to do with – and I will be… guarantee it.” Well, he was right! He also confidently stated, “This fight will be decided by the four-minute mark of the first round. Anything beyond that will be a mere formality. I just don’t see him answering the bell for the second round. I can’t see his face or his body at the beginning of the second round. I see him KO’d inside one.”
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