After a lengthy absence from the octagon following his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor made his highly-anticipated UFC return at the weekend.
It took just 40 seconds for him to secure the win over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, as he produced a stunning finish to make it a short night’s work.
Whether it’s his achievements in the sport or even his tattoos in the case of the Express, McGregor is constantly in the headlines. Most of his artwork clearly has a meaning and isn’t just reckless decision-making, and for those who love a flutter to the extent of getting inked with that as inspiration, before getting any gambling tattoo it’s worth taking a leaf out of the book provided by the ‘Notorious’.
As noted by The Sun, the Irishman claimed that he was expecting to make £60m on his return to the UFC, and after picking up the W to go with it, it’s fair to say that he probably enjoyed himself after the fight.
McGregor has produced some of the most memorable and lucrative moments in the UFC over the years, not forgetting his sensational win over Jose Aldo back in 2015.
From his explosive striking in the octagon to his foray into boxing with a money-spinning bout with Floyd Mayweather, he’s done it all, achieved a huge amount and made plenty of money.
With that, he’s also created some negative headlines with his actions away from the sport. That said, he looked and sounded much more focused and relaxed this time round and got back to the McGregor that his millions of fans fell in love with in the first place in the build-up to this fight.
Time will tell what’s next for the 31-year-old, but he insisted prior to his win on Saturday that his priority was to be active in 2020, and so it might not be long before we see him back strutting around the octagon looking to pick up another win on his way to bigger things and more ground-breaking records.