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Sports White 'blown away' by McGregor's UFC 246 performance

11:55  19 january  2020
11:55  19 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Usman would entertain McGregor fight if he 'beats someone pretty high up'

  Usman would entertain McGregor fight if he 'beats someone pretty high up' Kamaru Usman seems to be warming up to the idea of a fight with Conor McGregor. The UFC welterweight champion said he would be willing to square off with the Irishman, but only if he proves himself as a worthy contender in the division. "Conor doesn’t even really make sense. Sure, if he comes in the division and beats someone pretty high up there and really makes the case for himself that he can really handle himself in the division, then absolutely I would entertain that fight," Usman told MMA Fighting's Damon Martin.When McGregor hinted last month he wanted to win a UFC belt in a third weight class, Usman initially brushed off the potential matchup.

UFC president Dana White was more than impressed by Conor McGregor ' s 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone in the UFC 246 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas. "I was blown away ," White said at the post- fight press conference. "He looked unbelievable." Despite the fact that Cerrone entered on a

Conor McGregor needed just 40 seconds and a few stiff shoulders(?) to defeat Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone at # UFC 246 . Dan Hardy, Adam Catterall and Nick Peet

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UFC president Dana White was more than impressed by Conor McGregor's 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone in the UFC 246 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas.

"I was blown away," White said at the post-fight press conference. "He looked unbelievable."

Despite the fact that Cerrone entered on a two-fight losing streak, White brushed off the notion that McGregor may have won due to the fact that "Cowboy" is past his prime.

"I know that there's always critics and there's always somebody who has an opinion. People are gonna say that Cowboy was shot, which is total bulls***," White said. "Conor McGregor came out, he looked fast, he hit hard, he had a gameplan, and he finished a real tough kid who came to win."

McGregor: No bad blood with Cerrone ahead of UFC 246

  McGregor: No bad blood with Cerrone ahead of UFC 246 Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone shook hands at the start of the UFC 246 pre-fight press conference. That was the first hint there's no bitterness between the two ahead of Saturday's welterweight bout in Las Vegas. "I have respect for Donald," McGregor said Wednesday evening. "He has earned my respect through his activity and through just observing him. He steps up. He goes through divisions also - not many a man in the business does that. He'sThat was the first hint there's no bitterness between the two ahead of Saturday's welterweight bout in Las Vegas.

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UFC President Dana White was delighted by Conor McGregor ' s performance on his return to the octagon against Donald Cerrone. Hit 'Subscribe' above to ensure

Ahead of his return, McGregor made it clear he wants to win titles at both 155 and 170 pounds. White initially shot down the idea of "The Notorious" continuing in the welterweight division after his bout versus Cerrone, but after seeing McGregor win in the fashion he did, White has changed his mind.

"You won't hear another peep out of me about (McGregor) fighting at 170," White said.

Saturday marked a return to the winner's circle for McGregor, as the 31-year-old hadn't posted a victory in the octagon since November 2016. The last time McGregor competed in the cage was his infamous loss to 155-pound champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.

The Irishman plans to fight at least twice more in 2020 and is targeting a rematch against Nurmagomedov, as well as 170-pound bouts against champion Kamaru Usman and BMF titleholder Jorge Masvidal.

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Gaethje thinks McGregor may fight him: 'He has more confidence now' .
Justin Gaethje thinks Conor McGregor may be more willing to fight him after the Irishman got back on track at UFC 246. "Ultimately, that dude makes his own decisions," Gaethje said during an appearance on the "Punchlines Podcast" earlier this week. "I think he has more confidence now. He needed a win. So yeah, I think maybe he'll fight me now." McGregor finished Donald Cerrone 40 seconds into their pay-per-view headliner Saturday night in Las Vegas. It was his first fight since October 2018 and first win since November 2016.

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