The most dominating featherweight in the history of MMA met the end of his reign last weekend when Conor McGregor ended the P4P champion’s run. Jose Aldo met McGregor in the center of the octagon and in 13 seconds later made history with one punch.
“It still is too hard to digest,” Aldo told Combate a day after losing to “The Notorious” in just 13 seconds. “We trained hard, did everything right, and the result wasn’t positive. It takes a while for us to digest, but it’s part (of the sport). It’s a sport and we have to accept.”
Aldo watched the replay of his fight with McGregor and gives us his take on what happened the night he lost his belt.
“So, there wasn’t even a fight, right? Only 13 seconds,” he said. “And I also remember when I came in, how I tried to punch. But, man, it’s hard to say know if it’s (his) success or (my) mistake. It’s a quick decision, and he was able to connect a good punch when I tried a combination.”
Joe Rogan interviewed Aldo after the fight and stated that it was a fight, but a short one, Rogan has his own reservations on wanting to see an immediate rematch, however, it’s not his call.
“We spoke (with Dana White) right after. But I think it’s too soon to talk,” he said. “Of course, I want a rematch, and I think I have this right. Not only me, but my career speaks for itself.
“It wasn’t this time, but we will come out victorious, for sure,” he added. “It’s a sport, we have to accept. Not only from wins you live your life. That makes us stronger. Way stronger. You can be sure that we will come back stronger, more champion than I was before.”
What do you think about the former champs comments? Will he be back?