'Oh my lord': UFC world erupts over insane 'KO of the year'

Cody Garbrandt lands a knockout blow on Raphael Assuncao of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during UFC 250. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Cody Garbrandt didn’t have much time to work with on Saturday night at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.

Garbrandt was backed into the wall as time was rapidly ticking down in the second round of his bantamweight bout with Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250. The fight was almost certainly headed to the third round.

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That, however, is when Garbrandt struck.

With just one second left in the second round, Garbrandt drilled a perfect shot straight to Assuncao’s face, knocking him out cold as the horn blew.

Garbrandt hit Assuncao so hard, he struggled to even sit on the stool in the Octagon while receiving medical attention after the fight.

The win, his first since 2016, snapped a three-fight losing streak for Garbrandt. He now boasts an 11-3 record. Assuncao has now lost three straight himself, following a pair of losses last year. 

Though there was already an impressive walk-off knockout earlier in the night, the UFC world was quick to give Garbrandt the edge on social media.

Conor McGregor stuns UFC with retirement bombshell

Joe Rogan has led a furious backlash against Conor McGregor after the UFC star announced his retirement for the third time on Sunday.

McGregor abruptly made his latest dubious declaration Sunday morning on his Twitter account, where the former two-division UFC champion also announced his retirement in 2016 and 2019.

“Hey guys I've decided to retire from fighting,” McGregor wrote in a caption below a photo of him and his mother.

“Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it's been!”

However fans and commentators are more than a little sceptical after McGregor’s two previous retirement announcements never came to fruition.

UFC commentator Rogan slammed McGregor for the timing of his latest announcement, believing he took the spotlight off UFC 250 in Las Vegas.

“I don’t buy it for a second. I think he’s trying to get you to talk about him and you just did,” Rogan said during the broadcast.

“What better way to get people to talk about him when there’s a spectacular fight filled with people dominating.

“What he did was hijack the situation and say he’s retiring. I’m not buying it.”