Conor McGregor Reflects On TKO Win Over Eddie Alvarez
Conor McGregor has taken the time to look back on his 2016 victory over Eddie Alvarez.
On November 12, 2016, history was made. McGregor challenged Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship. This was the UFC’s first event inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. McGregor ended up stopping Alvarez via second-round TKO to capture the 155-pound gold. The event still holds the record for the highest live gate in UFC history at $17.7 million.
McGregor took the time to reflect on that historic event.
“Happy ‘Champ Champ Day’ everyone! November Twelfth! The day we completed the game and made history. First Legalised UFC event in New York! First duel weight UFC world champion! Irish! Most Knockdowns in a UFC World Title Fight! Clinical shooting. I have surpassed this level, multiple times over. Excited to showcase!”
McGregor also made history as an athlete that night. He became the first fighter to hold UFC gold in two weight classes simultaneously. Going into his bout with Alvarez, he already held the featherweight championship.
McGregor went on to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in August 2017. McGregor lost the bout via 10th-round TKO. He then returned to MMA in 2018, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov via fourth-round submission. McGregor’s last outing was back in January, stopping Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone via TKO in 40 seconds.