MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: It took 13 seconds to stun millions of UFC fans watching what was the biggest Featherweight title fight in the sport's history.
That is how long it took for Conor McGregor to floor the former and undefeated featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.
As a fan of the sport and a fighter I shared in the excitement in the lead up to the fight which took place on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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In the lead up to the fight was filled with McGregor's usual trash talking and banter which he so eloquently adept in.
I was hopeful that Aldo would dismantle him and derail the hype train with McGregor at its head.
The pair were scheduled to fight on July 11 at UFC 189; although this didn't come to fruition due to Aldo withdrawing from the fight with injury.
The brash Irishman McGregor predicted he would knock Aldo unconscious in the first round of their fight
It was a lot of smack talk to a man who had been undefeated in the sport for 10 years, defending his belt seven times on previous occasions.
Whilst also being the number one ranked pound for pound best fighter on the planet.
This however was the exact outcome of the fight where McGregor landing a well timed and accurate left hook 13 seconds into the fight.
On to the chin of Aldo rendering motionless on the floor and the Vegas crowd stunned, I was heartbroken to see my one of my idols destroyed.
This is the fastest stoppage in UFC title fight history and the most definitive way we have seen a champion lose thus far.
As a fan I now want to see McGregor fighting every weekend the excitement he brings, the way he moves inside the octagon and his personality have won me over.
However as a fighter who competes in the Featherweight division and aspiring to claim my own piece of UFC glory.
I would like to see a rematch between Aldo and McGregor due to not only Aldo being and idol for myself in my career, also because of the fact he deserves it due to this being his first loss in 10 years.
No one will know how the fight would have gone if Aldo hadn't been caught out, no one can say how the rematch will turn out.
One thing is for sure I will be waiting eagerly for Aldo's second encounter with McGregor, as a fan of the sport, both of these athletes and for the simple dream of one day sharing the cage with them.
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