Conor McGregor Makes History With Alvarez KO at UFC 205
Conor McGregor made history at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night (Nov. 12), when he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously.
The "Notorious One" earned a second round knockout of Eddie Alvarez and becoming the new lightweight champion in the headlining bout at UFC 205 in New York City.
It was a one-sided affair for McGregor (21-3), which he completely dominated with a near-flawless performance.
"Not one bit," he told Joe Rogan, when asked if he was surprised by his victory. "They're not on my level. You gotta have size, reach, length... some attributes. If you come in equal with me, I'mma rip your head off.
"Eddie's a solid competitor, Eddie's a warrior, but he shouldn't be in here with me, and that's just it," McGregor added... before taking his dual belts and parading them around the Octagon.
Also during the evening, Tyron Woodley retained his welterweight title with a majority draw against Stephen Thompson, and UFC women's veteran Miesha Tate announced her retirement after losing to Raquel Pennington, via unanimous decision.
"I just had a lot more to give and I couldn't pull it out of myself. It's been a long time; I've taken a lot of punishment," Tate said after the fight. "I love you guys, but this is it for me."