Irish UFC superstar Conor McGregor set history at UFC 205 as he beat American fighter Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight championship.

28-year old McGregor had knocked Alvarez out in the second round at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and becomes the first UFC athlete to ever hold 2 championship titles at the same time. He is currently the holder of the featherweight championship title.

McGregor had a clear size advantage over his opponent, and after a dominant first half, began showboating in the second half.

Following his victory, McGregor declared he was not in the same league as the other UFC athletes.

He said in his post-match interview: “Not one bit was surprising, they are not at my level.

“They have got to have size, reach, length, you have got to have some attributes. If you come in any way equal to me I am going to rip your head off, it happens every time.”

“Eddie is a solid competitor, Eddie is a warrior, but he shouldn’t have been in here with me and that’s just the truth of it.

“It has never been done before. Everything I have dreamed is a reality.

“I have spent a lot time of time slating everyone in the company. I have ridiculed the entire roster and I just want to say from the bottom, I want to take this opportunity to apologise…to absolutely nobody!”