Conor McGregor becomes first person in UFC to win via knockout at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight

McGregor v Cerrone

Conor McGregor made his long-awaited return to the octagon at UFC 246 and he certainly marked his comeback in style.

The Irishman ended the fight with just 40 seconds gone in the first round, connecting with a sweet left foot before finishing opponent Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cellone via TKO.

In the Octagon after the fight, McGregor was quick to point out that this made him a history-maker in the UFC.

“I’m the first fighter in UFC history to secure a knockout victory at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight,” McGregor said. “I’m very, very happy. I’m very proud.”

The 31-year-old last fought at featherweight in 2015, weighing in at 145lb as he defeated Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds to unify the featherweight title.

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Conor McGregor defeats Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in comeback fight

Fan footage captures Conor McGregor finishing off Donald Cerrone at UFC 246

The Irishman did look skinny at that weight class, with various people commenting on the drastic body transformation that he has gone through between then and last night’s bout.

McGregor then went on to face Eddie Alvarez at lightweight in a fight between champions of different weight classes, only the second time in UFC history that this had happened.

Notorious, who weighed in at 154.4lbs for the fight, came out on top with a third-round TKO.

As for last night, McGregor was recorded at 170lbs as he took to the octagon with Cellone, made even more impressive when you consider that is 25lbs heavier than what he was at featherweight.

However, across social media McGregor’s critics were quick to point out that it has not been plain-sailing for the Irishman in these weight divisions.

It was at welterweight where he was defeated by Nate Diaz back in 2016, while Khabib Nurmagomedov was victorious against him at lightweight.

On top of that, in Notorious’s third ever professional fight he lost at featherweight to Artemji Sitenkov.

The defeats he has suffered will be far from his mind though after wrapping up his latest bout in under a minute and it now sets up a list of exciting potential fights.

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