Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor is the new UFC featherweight champion.
McGregor defeated Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
McGregor took to Instagram to thank those who mean most to him.
“Thank you for all the kind messages!
I am extremely grateful and proud to be in the position I am in.
To the naked eye it was 13 seconds, but to my team and my family it has been a lifetime of work to get to that 13 seconds.
Congratulations to the staff at the UFC on a historic week in the sports history and an amazing 2015 for the company.
It is an honor to be playing a part in this great companies continued growth and success and an honor to top off a phenomenal week in the sports history.
Thank you to all the fans who travelled and made this week what it was!! The traveling Irish are untouchable when it comes to creating the atmosphere needed to make a week like this what it was!! I am forever blown away by the support of my country. We have changed the game forever!!! Respect to a great champion in Jose Aldo. The true greats will always overcome adversity.
I wish him and his loyal team well on their journey back. Much respect.
Thank you all!!!”
Aldo hadn’t lost a fight in ten years, and as such social media erupted with amazement that the fight only lasted 13 seconds, which is the fastest UFC fight in history.
Is this real life? Well ladies and gentlemen there's your biggest star in UFC history #UFC194
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) December 13, 2015
— 'Rowdy' Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) December 13, 2015
The other matches results for UFC 194 are as follows:
Luke Rockhold defeated Chris Weidman to the middle-weight title.
Yoel Romerov defeated Jacare Souza.
Demian Maia defeated Gunnar Nelson.
Max Holloway defeated Jeremy Stephens.
– Jesse Mullens
Top photo of Conor McGregor post-win from Conor McGregor’s official Facebook page.