A Notorious Legacy: 5 Moments That Defined Conor McGregor’s Career

1. Knocking Out Jose Aldo

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From a pure skills standpoint, knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds was Conor McGregor's most impressive accomplishment.

Given the nature of the victory, it's easy to forget that Aldo had not lost a fight in nearly a decade prior to the bout. Moreover, when you look at his overall body of work — despite the loss — Jose Aldo is the greatest Featherweight fighter of all time.

Beating the legendary Brazilian striker is a Hall of Fame worthy accomplishment in of itself. However, finishing Jose Aldo without breaking a sweat is nothing short of amazing. The fact that he also won the UFC Featherweight Championship guaranteed the Irishman's career would never be forgotten.

McGregor's 13 second KO victory will be a mainstay in MMA highlight reels for years to come.

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From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.