Conor McGregor has come below intense criticism not too long ago for a few of his trash-talking and tweeting, however he was in a lighter temper this weekend it appears.
The Irishman’s first actual rival in UFC, Jose Aldo, was in motion this weekend as he took on Pedro Munroz at UFC 265.
Aldo took the unanimous victory as he received all three rounds for a scorecard of 30-27 throughout the board.
After the battle, McGregor took to Twitter and in a uncommon second determined to point out his former for some respect.
“Jose Aldo is an actual legend,” he tweeted.
McGregor knocked Aldo out in 13 seconds to assert the UFC featherweight title again in late 2015.
It’s nonetheless the quickest knockout in UFC title battle historical past to this present day and Aldo has by no means actually been the identical. The Brazilian’s win final evening was solely his fourth within the eleven makes an attempt since McGregor.
The 34 12 months previous has stored plugging away, although. The rationale his loss to McGregor stung greater than normal was the pre-fight antics of The Infamous.
Aldo had been champion for over 5 years by the point he met McGregor and was unbeaten in a decade. However McGregor did all the things he might to get below the pores and skin of Aldo and get contained in the then-champion’s head.
Many would argue McGregor’s techniques labored. Aldo has struggled ever since whereas McGregor went on to develop into the first-ever double champion in UFC historical past and is presently Forbes’ highest paid athlete on this planet.
McGregor is presently sidelined with a damaged leg sustained in his trilogy battle with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 final month.
Whereas all the things is tentative, the hope is McGregor will have the ability to battle subsequent summer time and all indicators level to him maintaining his rivalry with The Diamond alive, a person who may be the UFC light-weight champion by then as he meets Charles Oliviera subsequent.