‘Cowboy’ was defeated in emphatic fashion by the Irishman, who was making his return to the Octagon after a 15-month absence. He was last seen competing in the sport at the back end of 2018 when he submitted to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
As for Cerrone, it’s been quite the opposite for him. He’s been very active in the sport over the past year or so, but more often than not, he’s ended up on the losing side.
This past weekend was no different either. He simply didn’t get going against McGregor and before you knew it, the referee was intervening and stopping the fight.
An early knee strike to the head rocked ‘Cowboy’, and then several shoulder charges from ‘Notorious’ completely threw the American off.
Then, one sweet head-kick toppled the man with the most wins in UFC history, and that was really all she wrote.
Emphatic from McGregor, but slightly disappointing from Cerrone, who would have wanted to put on a better show.
In the aftermath of the fight, Cerrone was left with several cuts and bruises on his face, so unsurprisingly, he was sent to a local hospital to get checked up.
It’s now being reported, as per The Sun, that Cerrone will be sidelined with a suspected nasal fracture and orbital fracture of the face.
Suspensions after fights are common practice for UFC, most get a 30-day no-contact ban, which Cerrone has already received, but it seems like this time around it could be a long absence for the American.
Cerrone must now continue to be monitored over the coming weeks, and will have to wait to be cleared by UFC doctors, but early reports are indicating that it could be a long time away from the cage.