UFC real or not: If Conor gets past Poirier, is Khabib next? For my mom back home.". "I'm not going to dwell on this victory. "I like this [welterweight] division," McGregor said in his postfight interview in the Octagon. It was all about Conor. "I feel really good. He won't hear another peep from me about fighting at 170," White said. Cerrone ducked it, and the two men went into a clinch. McGregor, 31, has promised to stay active this year, fighting as many as three times or more. UFC co-promoted McGregor’s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. McGregor cracked Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone to the chin with a left head kick in the opening seconds of their UFC 246 main event fight Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. McGregor outlanded Cerrone 19-0 in significant strikes. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man
Your California Privacy Rights "The so-called experts of the game when they break down my skill-set, they say I'm just a fighter with a left hand, which is highly disrespectful and uneducated," McGregor said. His manager, Audie Attar of Paradigm Sports Management, expects McGregor to fight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao – whom Attar also represents – because he knows the two want to fight. McGregor said the UFC can strip his titles -- which it has done twice before due to inactivity defending them -- but cannot take away those records. "I'm excited about the future," McGregor said afterward. "I knew he was planning to knock me out with a head kick. “Conor has a fight Jan. 23 against Dustin Poirier,” Attar told Bloomberg. Conor McGregor made a resounding return to the Octagon, finishing Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in just 40 seconds of the first round Saturday night at UFC 246. It's back in the gym and back to work. UFC 246 -- Who should be next for Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone? Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Afterward, McGregor knelt in the center of the Octagon and put his head in his palms. (0:56). As Cowboy noted earlier this week, it doesn't get much bigger than a McGregor fight in Las Vegas. Your Ad Choices When McGregor unleashed a slew of tweets discussing fights that never came to fruition in September despite being retired, White threatened to sue Pacquiao and Paradigm. Ranking the top 25 MMA fighters under 25: Crute, Shahbazyan vie for No. Privacy Notice But Cerrone had never been in a pay-per-view main event until Saturday night and has no UFC titles to his name. For McGregor, it was a chance to reestablish himself in the sport following a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 (his previous fight) and a 2019 rife with outside-the-cage issues. With a rematch against Dustin Poirier set for the UFC 257 main event on Jan. 23, McGregor’s next fight still remains somewhat up in the air.