Conor McGregor beats Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds

Conor McGregor has marked his return to mixed martial arts with a definitive UFC victory, beating Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds.

The 31-year-old Irishman stopped his American opponent with a punch to the nose swiftly followed by left kick to the head.

Conor McGregor beat Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds
Image:He knocked out Cerrone with a swift kick to the head

Flooring Cerrone, McGregor then finished the fight on the floor, to the delight of the sell-out crowd in Las Vegas.

Speaking after the fight, McGregor said: “I feel really good, and I came out of here unscathed. I’m in shape. We’ve got work to do to get back to where I was.”

The Irish former two-division champion had walked to the cage wearing the Irish flag.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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