UFC 194: Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo after 13 seconds

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor has won 19 and lost two of his 21 fights to date

Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo after just 13 seconds at UFC 194 to win the featherweight title in Las Vegas.

Irishman McGregor, 27, beat the long-time champion by landing a strong left hand with his first connecting punch to secure the fastest ever knockout in a UFC title fight.

McGregor claimed in the build up to the fight that he would "embarrass" Aldo with a first-round knockout.

"Precision beats power, timing beats speed," McGregor said afterwards.

"I feel for Jose. He's a phenomenal champion. He deserved to go a little bit longer."

It was also Brazilian Aldo's first defeat in 10 years after winning 18 straight fights.

McGregor: I simply see victory

Dubliner McGregor has been credited, along with former women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, with widening the appeal of mixed martial arts.

Before the fight, he described his meeting with Aldo "as one of the biggest in combat sport history".

He also told BBC Sport that he expected it would generate upwards of $100m (£65.7m).

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McGregor was pulled off a floored Aldo by the referee
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McGregor shouted "Ireland, baby, we did it" after his win
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McGregor celebrates with the crowd after his 13-second victory
Republic of Ireland and Stoke City goalkeeper Shay Given
Republic of Ireland and Stoke City goalkeeper Shay Given was one of several footballers watching the fight
Burnley's Joey Barton
Burnley's Joey Barton, Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan, Manchester United's Nick Powell, West Ham's Aaron Cresswell and Everton's Tim Howard all tweeted about McGregor's fight

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