The highly anticipated and victorious comeback of Conor McGregor this past Saturday has found its place in the history of combat sports.
The Irish needed 40 seconds to secure his 22 pro-MMA win, defeating Donald Cerrone and shutting the mouth of every doubter there was.
But mixed martial fans weren’t the only ones that were stunned by Conor’s performance. One of UFC champions – Israel Adesanya was also in awe of McGregor’s win.
Watching on back at home in Auckland, New Zealand, Adesanya had the same reaction as fight fans the world over as he watched a man with whom he shares the same Paradigm Sports Management team.
“It was great, I loved it. I appreciated the way he played the game,” Adesanya told ESPN. “I loved the shoulder strikes, that was gangster. I liked the head kick, that was sick, it was real slick. I’m a big fan.
“And obviously his management team is my management team, so it’s good. It’s a good win for us because when he wins, I win; when I win, he wins. It’s good for us because we get to claim a lot of the chips on the table.”