McGregor and “Cowboy” Cerrone Square Off

  With the most recent main card fight, Conor McGregor got into the ring with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and it turned into a somewhat unexpected ending.

  McGregor walked into the fight with a 21-4-0 record, with his most previous fight before this one being with Khabib Nurmagomedov as McGregor had to submit in the fourth round. 

  Cowboy Cerrone also came into the fight running off of two losses with his record at the time  being 36-13-0. His last fight, previous to this fight, he got knocked out by Justin Gaethje in the first round. 

  While Vegas favored McGregor at +285 to knockout Cowboy, Cowboy came in as the underdog.

  “Even though Cowboy is the underdog I am still pulling for Cowboy to win in the third round,” said CHS junior Grant Swain.

  The fight itself cost $65 on pay per view, or for free if you subscribe to ESPN+. Many viewers were skeptical to pay for the fight to see if the cost is really worth the fight. 

  “$65 is kinda steep to watch this kind of fight at 12:30 at night and it may not even be worth it,” said Justin George 

  For $65, or a subscription, it would have bought you a main card event that only lasted 40 seconds into the first round.

  As the first few seconds passed by, the “Cowboy” Cerrone threw a wild left hook that did not land on McGregor.  McGregor then piled on the punches after landing a hard kick to the head.

  From a press conference interview, Cerrone said, “I’ve never seen anything like that…He busted my nose and it started bleeding and I stepped back and he head kicked me.”

  After the hard landed kick, McGregor finished it.  Within 40 seconds, McGregor knocked out “Cowboy” Cerrone. 

  While many expected it to last three rounds for the $65, it only amounted to a short, first round, and if it was worth it, it all depends on what fight the people wanted to see.