“The King is Back,” chants were everywhere just seconds after McGregor finished off Cerrone with punches following a well-placed left kick to the head. Seconds before that, McGregor used some nifty shoulder thrusts to daze Cerrone and break loose from the American’s vaunted clinch work.
For a 40-second fight against an aging fighter who had been knocked out twice in the last seven months, and whose style is perfect for his opponent, McGregor performed well.
I’m not trying to diminish what McGregor accomplished as much as I am putting it into the proper perspective. Don’t get me wrong; Everyone who benefits from the success of MMA should be happy McGregor is back and active. When he’s around, there are more lights, cameras and commercial action. All of the above equal more money.