SPECTACULAR: Conor McGregor KOs Jose Aldo In 13 Seconds To Win UFC Featherweight Title (Video)

December 13, 2015

-OpeningRound Staff

If anyone doubted it before, let tonight end all doubts: Conor McGregor can fight as well as he talks.

It only took him 13 seconds but Interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor once again shook up the fighting world by defeating UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo to become the full featherweight champion in the UFC. He became the first person to beat Aldo in nearly a decade, and just the 2nd featherweight champ in UFC history. It was also the quickest finish ever in a UFC championship fight. The manner in which McGregor beat Aldo-a picture perfect left hand to the chin in the very beginning of the fight-is the type of finish that will be talked about for years to come. See below.

While McGregor was his typical loose and outrageous self, Aldo seemed stoic and out of focus from the second the fight started. McGregor, a master of psychological warfare, was clearly in Aldo’s head from day one of their fight promotion, and was extremely jovial after the fight.

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“If I say it’s gonna happen, it happens,” McGregor further said following the fight. “Nobody can take my left-hand shot.”

McGregor now 19-2, extended his winning streak to 15 fights dating back to 2010.

“If you can see it, hear it and have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen…When you fall into a shot like that, you go to sleep. With the correct timing the human chin can’t take it – I said one round. He was the pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter on the roster, undefeated for 10 years, the only company’s only Featherweight champion. Who comes in and predicts one-round KOs? I did and I did it.”

Aldo, on the other hand, was a relatively poor sport after the fight, and claimed that it was “not really a fight” and demanded an immediate rematch, even if his performance didn’t exactly warrant one. “I think we need the rematch, that was really not a fight,” Aldo told UFC commentator Joe Rogan after the fight. “He threw a left cross which I wasn’t expecting.” Rogan’s response? “It was a fight…it just didn’t last very long.”

McGregor’s career can only go up from here, and he is inching closer and closer to mainstream superstardom. He could possibly fight Frankie Edgar next who had a very impressive KO of Chad Mendes the night before UFC 194-the very same Chad Mendes who McGregor initially defeated for the interim featherweight title. McGregor has his sights set even further however-he wants to be the first UFC fighter to ever hold two belts simultaneously in two weight classes. “There will be a belt on one shoulder and a belt on the other shoulder,” he said. “When I go for that Lightweight belt and take that Lightweight belt, I will still be the Featherweight champion also. I will be a dual-weight champion, there’s no going up and vacating.”

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