Conor McGregor entered his Octagon debut with a strong resume and plenty of hype. In 67 seconds, he showed that he was worth all the accolades, defeating Marcus Brimage Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 9.
McGregor attacked and didn’t relent until the referee pulled him off, earning the Knockout of the Night and a likely second UFC fight in Boston later this year.
“We love this sport (in Ireland). It was great to see all the Irish lads out there. It was unbelievable. Hopefully, that persuades (UFC president) Dana (White) to come back to Dublin. There’s some great fighters over in our area.”
As for McGregor’s (13-2) immediate future, that will likely see him compete in August when the UFC debuts on FOX Sports 1 in Boston.
“The answer is yes,” said White, when asked about McGregor competing on that card. He has now won nine straight fights, including seven first round finishes.