UFC Conor McGregor has defeated Donald Cerrone in his highly anticipated comeback fight and it took him only 40 seconds to claim the victory. 

 

The 31-year-old Irishman first broke the nose of Cerrone with his shoulder and dropped him with a high kick before striking him with several punches at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

 

UFC star Conor McGregor beats Donald Cerrone by TKO in 40 seconds (Photos/Video)

 

It was McGregor’s first win since his defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, and the second fastest of his career.

 

After his win, the professional mixed martial artist and boxer said: “I’m the first fighter in UFC history to secure a knockout victory at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. I’m very, very happy. I’m very proud.

 

UFC star Conor McGregor beats Donald Cerrone by TKO in 40 seconds (Photos/Video)
 

“I’m so happy. Who’s going up and down divisions and knocking people out like that? I’ve etched my name in history once again.

“I like this weight division, I feel really good. I don’t believe I’m there yet, though, I’ve still got some work to do to get back to where I was.”

 

The Irishman is expected to rake in a staggering $80 million from the fight. 

 

UFC star Conor McGregor beats Donald Cerrone by TKO in 40 seconds (Photos/Video)

 

Watch the moment he won the match below. 

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