Conor McGregor's "unbelievable" bout against "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 ended in less than one minute. The welterweight showdown, held within T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, caused mixed reactions on Twitter: some viewers accused the fight of being "rigged," with others saying "McGregor is back." The win marks McGregor's first UFC victory since November 2016, but the short-lived event had some pay-per-view customers wanting refunds.
"Conor McGregor absolutely demolishes Cowboy Cerrone. Left head kick that almost looked partially blocked ROCKED Cowboy. Never came close to recovering," wrote ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "There were more shots after, but Cowboy was done IMMEDIATELY. Wow. Wow. Wow."
A clip published by the official @ufc Twitter is already nearing one million views.
HE. IS. BACK.January 19, 2020
Following McGregor's swift victory, the hashtag "Damn McGregor" just as quickly emerged as a trending topic:
Non-casuals know that shit was rigged— ㅤㅤ (@dxckstep) January 19, 2020
Got damn McGregor fight could be fit into a tik tok video the shit was so short pic.twitter.com/EBlUeDeZYc— 💎⚖️ (@Jordan1215) January 19, 2020
I love how MMA fans always say "rigged" to try and justify when someone they likes loses. Sure. Instead of finding a way for the opponent to not get hurt they just decided to let him get fucked up.— smokingweediscool420 (@memegod024) January 19, 2020
Convinced the UFC is rigged. Donald cerrone definitely sold his soul tonight. McGregor threw the slowest head kick and he didn't even attempt to block it— Mrbabyboy (@playboy_15) January 19, 2020
UFC is completely rigged. No way. This is simply a stunt to boost ratings. If Conner McGregor loses then the UFC loses. Cerrone took a dive. I’m done. Never watching again.— Forrest Lee Horn (@flhorn) January 19, 2020
GUESS WHO'S BACK ? pic.twitter.com/R0MkuDnY5g— Ugo 🇦🇹 (@Ugo_biceps) January 19, 2020
All the people that paid for the fight right now.. pic.twitter.com/hBV42yykQW— todd cummings (@support_todd) January 19, 2020
Imagine paying for that lmaooo— 𝙕𝘼𝙄𝙉 (@ZAINRXJA) January 19, 2020
Can I have my money back— ScHoolboy Q Angel’s Burner (@MillzJohnny) January 19, 2020
Well damn McGregor 🤣🤣 didn't put on a show or drag it out. He just went in, put that man on his a* in less than a minute like that man said something about his mother, and then left. Cuz........ pic.twitter.com/ppglLt4vQi— Mychelle Dallas (@jellybean_85) January 19, 2020
Damn McGregor, my brother went to the bathroom and when he came back the fight was over 😂 #UFC246— Licenia Pantaleon (@licenia) January 19, 2020
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