UFC 194: Daniel Cormier Says New Gameplan And a “Trap” Led to Conor McGregor’s KO Win
By FCF Staff
The fact Conor McGregor is the undisputed featherweight champ today isn’t necessarily that surprising, but the world is still buzzing about how quickly he took out one of the greatest fighters in UFC history.
Leading up to UFC 194, McGregor repeatedly said he would land the shots necessary to finish Jose Aldo in the opening round, but he didn’t say he’d do so in under 15 seconds. The dynamic fighter caught Aldo flush with a vicious left hook to the chin as he moved forward, however, and the fight was over at the 13 second mark.
After the bout, Daniel Cormier had this to say about McGregor’s performance and approach during the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show (quote via FOX Sports):
“Conor changed his plan tonight. Against Mendes and Siver, we saw him run across the Octagon to get to his opponents as the aggressor. Against Aldo, he was more cautious, set a trap, let Jose overexpose himself, found his shot and got the knockout.”
“There’s not much to say about Conor. The guy calls his shot. He goes in with his belief that he’s going to win. His power, precision and the movement. He got the knockout tonight. This is now the Conor McGregor norm. He knows what he’s doing, putting in the work. I know after tonight, no doubt everything he says is truth in his mind.”
With the win, McGregor has now won 7 straight fights since he arrived in the UFC in 2013.