During 2014 and 2015, arguably the biggest UFC rivalry was the one between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo. Everyone was looking forward to that fight, and various calling out, interesting press conferences, and the top form of both fighters only added more fire to all the fans when it came to that fight.
Finally, in December 2015, the duo met in a UFC cage, but the main fight of the UFC 194 show ended after just 13 seconds. Brazilian Jose Aldo then lost his UFC lightweight belt, and it was hard for him to accept defeat against the Irishman, especially because of the way it happened.
Five and a half years later, both fighters are still active but are not enjoying the best days of their careers. Conor McGregor suffered his second defeat in a row in his last appearance, and the leg fracture he suffered against Dustin Poirier will take him away from the cage for a while.
Aldo on the injury
Great rival Jose Aldo was not enjoying the Irishman’s injury but is in a conversation with Ag. Fight sent support messages. "First of all, I was upset by that injury. It’s pretty hard, we work on our bodies, we try to keep them healthy because that’s how we can function.
I think Conor can return to fighting at the highest level." "I never doubt the champions, their mind, and willpower. He once dominated and was the champion of the light and featherweight categories. It's all up to him.
If he wants to return to a high level, he will do it, "said Aldo. The 34-year-old Brazilian is competing in the title fight of the UFC 265 event this weekend. His opponent will be Pedro Munhoz, and unlike Aldo, Conor McGregor will wait a while for his next performance.
Jose Aldo commented on the Irishman's last appearance against Poirier, and he did not spare compliments here either. '' The fight went well for him (Conor) because he forgot about his marketing side and tried to be a fighter going for the win, until the injury happened."
"However, if he wants to return, he will have to work hard, give up certain things and dedicate himself further to returning to the top. '', Concluded Jose Aldo's conversation about Conor McGregor and his serious injury from which he is currently recovering.
Certainly McGregor will have to wait a while and try to get back as soon as possible, although most believe he will never be the same fighter