McGre­gor tri­umphs

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

CONOR McGre­gor backed up ev­ery sin­gle word.

The Ir­ish mixed mar­tial arts sen­sa­tion won the UFC in­terim feath­er­weight ti­tle at UFC 189 yesterday, stop­ping Chad Men­des with three sec­onds left in the sec­ond round with a vi­cious se­ries of strikes.

McGre­gor spent much of the first two rounds on his back, but he fin­ished the fight with a light­ningquick com­bi­na­tion soon af­ter he reached his feet. Af­ter a big left hand put Men­des down, McGre­gor pounded away for the stop­page.

He sunk to his knees in tears while thou­sands of Ir­ish fans at the MGM Grand Gar­den Arena roared in ado­ra­tion.

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