McGregor makes history at Cage Warriors 51

Conor McGregor rang in 2013 as the talk of the MMA world after making history at Cage Warriors 51 in Dublin on New Year’s Eve.

The 24-year-old Irishman (12-2) became the first fighter to simultaneously hold CWFC titles in two unified weight classes after securing a stunning first-round KO victory over Slovakian star Ivan Buchinger.

The bout was for the vacant CWFC lightweight title and subsequently gave McGregor a second Cage Warriors belt. Back in June he captured the vacant featherweight strap after submitting Dave Hill with a second-round rear-naked choke.

It seems to be only a matter of time before McGregor makes the ascent to the UFC, with Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan tweeting after the event: “…should be in the @UFC ….. SIGN HIM he’s proved himself. #cwfc51 IRISH MMA HISTORY right here.”

McGregor also received a strong endorsement from UFC commentator Joe Rogan on Twitter: “I just caught your fight, Conor. Congratulations, you looked sensational. Hope to see you in the UFC some day. Best of luck.”

Cage Warriors have released the full-fight video, which has since gone viral. View it below:

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