New York: The Irish superstar has made history by defeating the lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and winning championships in two different weight classes for the first time in UFC.
McGregor dominated the fight from the start and beat Alvarez via TKO in second round when referee John McCarthy stopped the fight.
Conor Mcgregor said, “Not one bit was surprising, they are not at my level. They have got to have size, reach, length, you have got to have some attributes. If you come in any way equal to me I am going to rip your head off, it happens every time. Eddie is a solid competitor, Eddie is a warrior, but he shouldn’t have been in here with me and that’s just the truth of it. It has never been done before. Everything I have dreamed is a reality.
In pure Conor McGregor style, he added, “I have spent a lot time of time slating everyone in the company. I have ridiculed the entire roster and I just want to say from the bottom, I want to take this opportunity to apologise… to absolutely nobody!”
The card also had two more championship fights, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson’s fought for the welterweight championship which ended in a majority draw.
The polish female fighter Joanna Jedrzejczyk defended her strawweight title successfully against fellow countrywomen Karolina Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision.
Other fights on the card included Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Michael Johnson, Khabib beat Johnson via a Kimura in the third round after dominating the first two rounds. Khabib called out Conor McGregor, he said,”I want to stay humble but other guys talk too much. Irish only 6 million, Russia 150 million, I want to fight your chicken. What do you say about 24-win streak? Let’s go, let’s go with your chicken.”
Chris Weidman was defeated via TKO by Yoel Romero at the beginning of the third round.
Former UFC champion Miesha Tate was defeated by Raquel Pennington via unanimous decision, Miesha Tate announced that she is going to retire after this latest loss. She said, “I’m announcing my retirement, you guys. I love this sport forever, but it’s not my time anymore. It’s the future’s time.”
Frankie Edgar fought and defeated Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision while Thiago Alves’s return was also unsuccessful as he was beaten via unanimous decision by Jim Miller.
Keep in mind that Dana White has said that if Conor McGregor wins the second title he will have to leave one, it is now to be seen which title he decides to leave and which weight class he chose to fight in.