Conor McGregor said he was going to make history. And he absolutely did.This Irish guy has delivered on another promise. Now, he gets to wear the featherweight belt as the undisputed champion after knocking out Jose Aldo 13 seconds into Round 1. It’s the fastest finish in UFC world title fight history.
“I feel for Jose, he’s a phenomenal champion. He deserved to go a little bit longer. I still feel, at the end of the day, precision beats power, timing beats speed. All day it would have happened.Nobody can take that left-hand shot. He’s powerful and he’s fast, but precision beats power, timing beats speed. That’s what you saw there. These are fundamentals. That’s all it takes. These are fundamentals, especially when you have my left hand.”
Conor McGregor also sent a message to his fans on Instagram and Facebook after beating Jose Also. Here’s the full message:
Thank you for all the kind messages! I am extremely grateful and proud to be in the position I am in.
To the naked eye it was 13 seconds, but to my team and my family it has been a lifetime of work to get to that 13 seconds.
Congratulations to the staff at the UFC on a historic week in the sports history and an amazing 2015 for the company. It is an honor to be playing a part in this great companies continued growth and success and an honor to top off a phenomenal week in the sports history.
Thank you to all the fans who travelled and made this week what it was!! The traveling Irish are untouchable when it comes to creating the atmosphere needed to make a week like this what it was!! I am forever blown away by the support of my country. We have changed the game forever!!!
Respect to a great champion in Jose Aldo. The true greats will always overcome adversity. I wish him and his loyal team well on their journey back. Much respect.
Thank you all!!!
Conor McGregor and Aldo were scheduled to meet at UFC 189 in Las Vegas, but Aldo pulled out with rib injury two weeks before the bout. Instead, McGregor met Chad Mendes for the interim belt, which he won with a third-round TKO, but never stopped talking about Aldo.