Training out of Straight Blast Gym Ireland in Dublin, Ireland, Conor “Notorious” McGregor, 31, was one of the winners at “UFC 246.” It was his 10th victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Featuring 11 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC 246” took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on January 18, 2020. In the main event of the evening, McGregor fought Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 36, of Broomfield, Colorado, USA in the welterweight division.
Training out of BMF Ranch in Edgewood, New Mexico, USA, Cerrone was coming out of a two-bout losing streak. McGregor was coming out of a boxing bout loss to Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr, 42, of Las Vegas and another loss to reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 31,of Dagestan, Russia.
Herb Dean served as the referee of the welterweight bout between McGregor and Cerrone. He put a stop to the welterweight contest after 40 seconds in the first round when McGregor knocked out Cerrone via head kick and punches.
Winning at “UFC 246” improved the professional MMA record of McGregor to 22 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Cerrone now has 36 wins and 14 losses.
Eight countries were represented at “UFC 246,” namely Afghanistan, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Nigeria, Rusia and the U.S. McGregor solely represented Ireland while Cerrone was one of the 16 athletes who represented the U.S.
Born on July 14, 1988 in Crumlin, Dublin, McGregor played football when he was young. He was 12 years old when he started his boxing training at Crumlin Boxing Club.
As an MMA fighter, McGregor has been competing professionally since 2008. The SBG Ireland representative joined the UFC in 2013.
McGregor reigned as the UFC Featherweight Champion from December 12, 2015 to November 26, 2016 and as the UFC Lightweight Champion from November 12, 2016 to April 7, 2018. Among the first nine UFC opponents he defeated were Marcus “The Bama Beast” Brimage, 34, Max “Blessed” Holloway, 28, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 30, Chad “Money” Mendes, 34, Nate Diaz, 34, and Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, 36, who are all from the U.S.
Before facing Cerrone, McGregor also defeated Diego “Ceara” Brandao, 32, of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil; Dennis Silver, 41, of Mannheim, Germany and Jose “Junior” Aldo, 33, of Manaus, Amazona, Brazil in the UFC. Here is the SBG Ireland athlete after his “UFC 246” win: