Great Clips of the Week: Conor McGregor eviscerates retirement with 40-second TKO

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - Jan. 20, 2020 at 11:14 a.m.



IN THE OCTAGON — We’ve seen athletes come out of retirement with varying results, both good and bad.

But we haven’t seen a professional athlete unretire with quite the result Conor McGregor did in his UFC main event fight in Las Vegas.

As always, click the video above for more Great Clips of the Week. Spoiler alert: it’ll last longer than 40 seconds.

Welcome back, Conor

Conor McGregor's absence from the Ultimate Fighting Championship lasted close to three years, with limited activity, a formal retirement last March, and alleged legal troubles, until Saturday night’s UFC 246 main event against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in Las Vegas.

His comeback lasted all of 40 seconds — and that's a good thing.

That’s how long it took McGregor to beat Cerrone by technical knockout, using a swift head kick to win UFC’s welterweight title.

If you paid for the event on ESPN+ via Pay Per View, we’re sorry. The entire fight could’ve fit inside a tweet — and not even a long tweet, either.

And then he rocked Utah-based company Black Clover hats in his post-match interviews.

KC Ribs Guy is just saving money

What’s the worst part about your team making it to the Super Bowl? Probably the ticket prices, which soar upwards of $3,000 for the cheap seats for the Feb. 2 classic between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.

One Chiefs fan should be able to afford it, though; he just saved a bunch of money by sneaking barbecue ribs into the AFC title game Sunday — inside of his coat pocket.

No hate here, KC Ribs Guy; in fact, we salute you.

That’s an ace

Laurent Hurtubise is a Canadian golfer born without his right hand. But that hasn’t stopped the amateur golfer from trying to compete on the PGA Tour — or accomplishing one of golf’s great feats.

The Canadian holed out from the 172-yard fourth hole at The American Express 2020 this week. Look at this swing — and then the emotion — over a guy just trying to make the cut in a pro event.

"That was the coolest experience I’ve had on the golf course," three-time PGA Tour winner Troy Merritt told PGATour.com.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t.

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