LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor backed up every word he ever said to Jose Aldo with one spectacular punch.
McGregor stopped Aldo with a left hand to the jaw just 13 seconds into the first round Saturday night, claiming the undisputed featherweight title at UFC 194.
McGregor (19-2) finished the fight with an electrifying exchange shortly after the opening bell, slipping Aldo’s lead right and cracking the champ with his formidable punching power.
Aldo (25-2) actually finished his punch and hit McGregor with a left, but the champ fell senseless to the ground. McGregor pounced, only to be pulled off in his fifth consecutive knockout victory.
“What I say happens, happens,” McGregor said. “There is no doubt now.”
Aldo had won 18 consecutive fights over the last 10 years, but not even the only previous 145-pound champion in UFC history…