UFC 194: Conor McGregor dismantles Jose Aldo with knockout punch after just 13 seconds

Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo
Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo

Conor McGregor claimed the featherweight title by knocking out Jose Aldo after just 13 seconds at UFC 194 in Las Vegas.

The Irishman floored the long-time champion with a superb left hand with his first connecting punch to secure the fastest-ever knockout in a UFC title fight.

“Precision beats power, timing beats speed,” McGregor said afterwards.

“I feel for Jose. He’s a phenomenal champion. He deserved to go a little bit longer.”

It was also Brazilian Aldo’s first defeat in 10 years after winning 18 straight fights.

McGregor (27) boasted in the build-up to the fight that he would “embarrass” Aldo with a first-round knockout.

And he backed up his confident prediction with a devastating punch shortly after the start of the fight.

Looking ahead, McGregor said: “The options are there now. Frankie [Edgar] had a good win, that could be for the featherweight belt, maybe the Jose rematch or maybe the 155lb strap.

“We will wait and see, but there are options.”