Conor McGregor aims to make a new UFC record

The Irishman will be back in action later this year

By Web Desk
May 15, 2023
Conor McGregor — AFP

UFC's Notorious star Conor McGregor has vowed to break the American MMA star Matt Brown's record of thirteen KOs in UFC as he prepares to take on Michael Chandler later this year.

Brown became the fighter to have the joint-most (13) KOs inside the octagon alongside Derrick Lewis after beating Court McGee at UFC Fight Night on Saturday (May 13).

However, the former UFC lightweight champion took this matter to his Twitter where he said that he is coming for the record as he is currently on eight KO's at the age of 34. To which, Brown replied that he will fight McGregor for it.

McGregor: “Matt Brown, at 42 years of age, now holds the joint highest KO’s inside the UFC with 13 KO’s. Him and “The Beast” Lewis are tied. I hold 8 KO’s inside the UFC currently, at 34 years of age. I’m getting this record.”

Brown: “I’ll fight you for it”

The last time Conor was in the octagon was during his fight against Dustin Poirier after which he spend almost two years out of action following a nasty leg break at UFC 264 in July 2021.

The Irish star has lost three of his last four fights. Including back-to-back defeats against Poirier at UFC 257 and 264 and a famous submission defeat against the undefeated UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 7 2018.

At his peak, McGregor won two UFC titles and impressively knocked out eight opponents. The quickest knockout win of his career came against Jose Aldo in December 2015 when he knocked Aldo out in just 13 seconds.

In his UFC career, the 34-year-old was undefeated in his first seven fights from 2013 to 2015. His first loss came against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in March 2016.

McGregor will be taking on Chandler later this year which will be the first fight since 2021.