Conor McGregor made history in New York on Saturday night with a second round win over Eddie Alvarez by becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously.
The Irishman made light work of his opponent, knocking him out in the second round when referee John McCarthy deemed that the defending lightweight champion had had enough with two minutes on the clock in the round remaining.
McGregor was on the offensive from the off, and had Alvarez on the floor several times in the first round, but the American managed to wriggle himself free before any major damage was done.
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But a flurry of punches saw McGregor claim victory, and in the immediate aftermath, the 28-year-old gave a speech that baited not only the division, but the entire organisation in the process.
The crowd had been largely sedate for the fight, given there were no real surprises, but they gave a reaction when he demanded his second belt be brought out when giving his post-fight speech.
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"Not one bit was surprising, they are not at my level," he said.
"They have got to have size, reach, length, you have got to have some attributes. If you come in any way equal to me I am going to rip your head off, it happens every time.
"Eddie is a solid competitor, Eddie is a warrior, but he shouldn't have been in here with me and that's just the truth of it.
"It has never been done before. Everything I have dreamed is a reality.
"I have spent a lot time of time slating everyone in the company. I have ridiculed the entire roster and I just want to say from the bottom, I want to take this opportunity to apologise...to absolutely nobody!"
Back on track
McGregor is now back on track since his defeat to Nate Diaz in their first encounter back in March, having beaten the Californian in the rematch in August and now claiming a second title against Alvarez.
However, McGregor was slightly evasive when asked about what his future plans were.
With no real challenges left other than to defend his titles, he had been threatening to make a big announcement at some point after the fight.
But whatever his plans are, fans still can't get enough of his antics in the ring and a number of them took to social media to comment on his own inflammatory comments.
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